Renovations for Six

Critics

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Reviews: 8

Audience

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A young couple (new in town) decide to host a dinner party so they can make friends and promote their business. They invite a couple who have abandoned their song-and-dance act and show biz to raise their daughter; and a haughty psychiatrist and her engineer husband who has given up his high-paying job to write a novel. All three couples are stressed, undergoing house renovations, and could use a little fix-up in the relationship department as well. All hell breaks loose at the dinner party in this fast-paced comedy where couples, designs and cultures clash. The party will have a surprising impact on all six lives.
Written by Norm Foster. Directed by Howard Storm.

Reviews

Shari Barrett
"This universally appealing play is bound to be a hit thanks to the sure-fire comedic direction by Howard Storm, an A-List comedian early in his career who subsequently became one of the busiest directors of television comedy, on a single "home during renovations" set by Jeff G. Rack which represents the homes of all 3 couples, often simultaneously without a bit of confusion as to who is where with whom. It's an amazing feat of direction, performed to perfection by a talented cast."

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"For an evening of laughter, you can't miss Renovation for Six."

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


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"Directed by Howard Storm, RENOVATIONS FOR SIX is a very funny, very real comedy about people in crisis – even if they don’t know it yet. The talented cast keep the chuckles coming even as they delve into some poignant and perhaps painful parts of their personalities. Their timing is precise, and it had better be – since the one set serves as home for the three couples who move in and out of each other’s way as they troop through their personal territory."

sweet - Elaine Mura - Splash Magazines - ...read full review


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"Foster’s unique brand of visceral comedy is well-executed by the skilled cast and its director, Howard Storm."

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


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"This is a flawed effort, but the script’s limitations would be hard for any company to overcome."

sour - Iris Mann - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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"Renovations For Six is the best show I’ve seen at this theatre in a while. Actually, it’s the best show I’ve seen anywhere lately! I had been wondering if any entertainment was ever going to make me laugh again!... ...So, for every reason, I really recommend that you see Renovations For Six at Theatre 40 in the next few weeks. You might even come away with some paint color tips!"

sweet - Karen Salkin - It's Not About Me - ...read full review


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"Howard Storm, who has directed a number of TV sitcoms of such hit series as Rhoda, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Taxi, and a host of others, directs his comic talents and timing that is witnessed throughout. Granted, much of the comedy projected is focused on the other character’s emotional expenses. However, since comedy is based on tragedy, the humor formula is fully on track!"

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Act One could stand a trim, but once its cast of characters get together for post-intermission cocktails, Norm Foster’s Renovations For Six ends up among the Canadian comedy master’s most rewarding creations … and a terrifically acted Theatre 40 gem to boot."

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"This universally appealing play is bound to be a hit thanks to the sure-fire comedic direction by Howard Storm, an A-List comedian early in his career who subsequently became one of the busiest directors of television comedy, on a single "home during renovations" set by Jeff G. Rack which represents the homes of all 3 couples, often simultaneously without a bit of confusion as to who is where with whom. It's an amazing feat of direction, performed to perfection by a talented cast."

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"For an evening of laughter, you can't miss Renovation for Six."

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


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"Directed by Howard Storm, RENOVATIONS FOR SIX is a very funny, very real comedy about people in crisis – even if they don’t know it yet. The talented cast keep the chuckles coming even as they delve into some poignant and perhaps painful parts of their personalities. Their timing is precise, and it had better be – since the one set serves as home for the three couples who move in and out of each other’s way as they troop through their personal territory."

sweet - Elaine Mura - Splash Magazines - ...read full review


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"Foster’s unique brand of visceral comedy is well-executed by the skilled cast and its director, Howard Storm."

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


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"This is a flawed effort, but the script’s limitations would be hard for any company to overcome."

sour - Iris Mann - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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"Renovations For Six is the best show I’ve seen at this theatre in a while. Actually, it’s the best show I’ve seen anywhere lately! I had been wondering if any entertainment was ever going to make me laugh again!... ...So, for every reason, I really recommend that you see Renovations For Six at Theatre 40 in the next few weeks. You might even come away with some paint color tips!"

sweet - Karen Salkin - It's Not About Me - ...read full review


Avatar
"Howard Storm, who has directed a number of TV sitcoms of such hit series as Rhoda, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Taxi, and a host of others, directs his comic talents and timing that is witnessed throughout. Granted, much of the comedy projected is focused on the other character’s emotional expenses. However, since comedy is based on tragedy, the humor formula is fully on track!"

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Act One could stand a trim, but once its cast of characters get together for post-intermission cocktails, Norm Foster’s Renovations For Six ends up among the Canadian comedy master’s most rewarding creations … and a terrifically acted Theatre 40 gem to boot."

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review