Can you imagine Will Ferrell playing one character his entire career? If this was commedia dell’arte of the 16th century, you could very well say that Buddy the Elf, Ricky Bobby and Ron Burgundy were all one character: The Clown. Now, Fort Lewis College students are learning to play The Clown and other traditional commedia characters through this semester’s Guest Artist Series.
The Thingamajig Theatre Company continues its fascination with the Yooper accent with its spring production of Jeff Daniels’ “Escanaba in da Moonlight.” Set on the opening night of deer season 1989, Daniels’ 2000 comedy follows Reuben Soady’s quest to bag his first 50-point buck in spite of curses, moose testicle milkshakes and aliens. The production is at times off-kilter and unbalanced, but always hilarious.