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Manbites Dog Theater will present "Cape Disappointment" March 29-31, April 5-8, and April 11-14 in Durham, NC

Ingenious Production Design and Clever Staging Add Bite to “Cape Disappointment’s” Shaggy-Dog Story

Director Jay O’Berski’s production design for Manbites Dog Theater’s regional premiere of “Cape Disappointment” is ingenious, and his staging is imaginative; but they cannot compensate for the fact that the episodic script is a shaggy-dog story, with vivid vignettes chock-full of colorful characters embarked on an journey to … nowhere.

Manbites Dog Theater will present "Cape Disappointment" on March 29-31, April 5-8, and April 11-14 in its Durham, NC performance space, behind the old Durham Bulls ballpark (photo by director Jay O'Berski)

“Cape Disappointment” Is a Bizarre Comic Homage to Drive-in Movies by the Authors of “Buddy Cop 2”

You’re lost in a drive-in movie. Broken down by the side of the road to nowhere. There’s a thirty ought six pointed at your back, and you ate the last can of beans three days ago. Welcome to Cape Disappointment. At least it’s not Detroit.

Dana Marks and Lucius Robinson star as Darlene and Terry in "Buddy Cop 2" (photo by Kevin Ewert)

In “Buddy Cop 2,” Four Fine Farceurs Paddle Furiously, But Never Catch the Comic Wave

Triangle-theater crowd favorites Jay O’Berski and Dana Marks and up-and-comers Lucius Robinson and Evgenia Madorsky put plenty of personality into their portrayals of these oddball characters, but “Buddy Cop 2” is only mildly amusing. These four fine farceurs always seem to be paddling furiously, but they never catch the comic wave.

Dana Marks and Lucius Robinson star as Darlene and Terry in "Buddy Cop 2" (photo by Kevin Ewert)

“Buddy Cop 2” Is a Delightful Dark Comedy

When it comes to “Buddy Cop 2,” Manbites Dog says, “Nothing is what it seems. Or is it …? [Buddy Cop 2 is] a comedic action/mystery of holiday nostalgia and athletic rigor.”