August 15, 2007

Dos Fallopia: Desperate Spuddwives


What could be sweeter in the midst of the summer heat than slipping into a cool theater and having a good laugh. "Dos Fallopia: Desperate Spuddwives," a satire of pop culture is on stage at the Phoenix Theatre and provides audiences with the perfect place to beat the heat.

Dos Fallopia is a Seattle-based comedy duo made up of Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt. Their shows are audience favorites at the Phoenix Theatre and they are back with a new show "Desperate Spuddwives."

The show consists of six sketch comedy bits starring Koch, Platt, Kevin Smith and Scot Greenwell. In additions to the mysterious women on "Hysteria Lane" the show mocks faded rock stars, angry poets and militant baristas.

Clad in suits and toupees the Dos Fallopia duo portrays President Bush and his right-hand man Dick Cheney in the skit 'Are You Smarter than the President.' The game show pits audience members against the current presidential administration and Hillary Clinton.

Peggy Platt, in all of her hilarious glory, is reminiscent of a female Chris Farley. Her impersonation of Dick Cheney is almost a recreation of Farley's motivational speaker character Matt Foley. Koch's characters are a bit more mellowed and her ballad "I'm a Middle-aged Woman" is sure to make anyone laugh, even if they haven't experienced menopause.

The show works like a late-night sketch comedy show and it gives audience members a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy a very silly night. So leave your high brow expectations at the door and come prepared to laugh.

Performances: "Dos Fallopia: Desperate Spuddwives" closed Aug. 26, 2007.

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