Summary: An absurdist look at the
sinking of the German Battleship Bismarck.
The play mostly centers around the crew of
the Bismarck during their maiden voyage and
their mission to seek out and destroy the
British convoys in the North Atlantic.
Sounds simple enough, but before they can
achieve their glorious objective, they must
first survive sailing around in circles
through a fog bank, a tap dance number, an
eccentric admiral, and getting military
advice from a very fowl source. And of
course, there is always the British Royal
Navy, who is desperate to sink the German
battleship. Of course, getting the order to
sink the battleship is one thing. They soon
find that carrying out that order is an
adventure in itself.
September, 2003 at The Eclectic Company
Theatre (Paul Millet, Director).
Folschinsky's send-up of how Hitler's pet
battleship went end-up fuses the BBC to Sid
Caesar, with sidesplitting results. (LA
you're going to make audience members laugh
for an unbroken 1:20, you have to give them
time to breathe. (Backstage West Critic's
by Adam Harrell:
Catalog Number #043
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