The Overtime’s latest premiere has got it all: Frogs? Check. Cats? Check. Aliens? Check. An animalian take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream
with a dash of Seinfeld
thrown in? Check and check.
Written by Bethany Schwartz, the curtain opens on our starry-eyed protagonist, Tad, an “unrealistically romantic, imaginative and arrogant” frog who is unfortunately a little more than a tad narcissistic. We travel with Tad across a magical, frog-filled landscape, as he is forced to learn resilience in the face of adversity and the inevitable disappointment everyone experiences when looking for love.
Tad’s epic journey is littered with musical numbers “inspired by Meatloaf, ’60s doo-wop, zydeco, and musicals like West Side Story
and The Pajama Game
,” sung by the frogs, cats and extraterrestrials that cross his path along the way.
Directed by Nicole Erwin, this farcical anthropomorphic tale stars Cesar Duenas as Tad, with Jessica Roberts and Steven Mortimer in supporting roles.
$10-$15, 8pm Fri-Sat through Mar. 23, Gregg Barrios Theater at the Overtime, 5409 Bandera Rd., Ste. 205, (210) 557-7562, theovertimetheater.org.
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