Theatre review by Steve Duffy –
I was not sure what to expect as I have never watched an episode of any of the Real Housewives, but this show is the brainchild of comedians Kate James and Tim Sniffen, who draw their inspiration from Bravo’s popular series “Real Housewives.”
The stage is the talk-show set where Host & Creator Randy Bowen (Jackson Evans) encourages the five housewives (only one of whom is married) to dish on the upcoming season of their show. Be warned, we are the in-studio audience and you may be chosen to participate.
The Housewives are: the Baroness Ravonka (Lori McClain), who thinks she’s the center of the universe with a possible fake accent.
Gwen (Katie Caussin), “Mayor Marty Walsh’s top adviser,” who recently spent some time behind bars and could she be heading back?
Entrepreneur Brooke (Lindsey Pearlman), who owns a butt writing company (on clothes). Would you expect anything less from a girl from Revere?
Claudia-Louise “C.L.” (Katy Carolina Collins), the only housewife who is married to the perfect man, and my favorite character, neck model Desiree (Emjoy Gavino). She may not be the smartest of the group, but she does have an addiction to Fro-yo.
The plot may be thin, but the ladies are all deliciously catty. They all embodied their entitled and self-centered characters perfectly. A few of the roles are underwritten, especially my favorite character, Desiree. I wish her backstory was explored a little more.
Also, beware Boston! These ladies take on the city’s current events and leave no stone unturned when it comes to Boston’s most distinguished citizens.
This over-the-top kiss-and-tell will have you and your frenemies laughing until you spill your booze!
Running Time with Intermission: 1 hr. 30 min. (15 min intermission)
The Realish Housewives of Boston: A Parody is now playing at the Citi Shubert Theatre through April 3rd. Tickets are now on sale at the Citi Shubert Theatre box office and online at www.citicenter.org.