Broadway Welcomes Amy Schumer in Meteor Shower…

I have no idea what I just witnessed.

I was somewhat entertained and the all-star cast was stellar, but I have no idea what the heck transpired.

The confusion is over Meteor Shower which recently opened on Broadway.

Amy Schumer makes her Broadway debut in Steve Martin’s new comedy.

Martin must have written the part with Schumer in mind because the physicality of the part is so Schumer.

The play had runs at the Old Globe in San Diego and New Haven’s Long Wharf Theater (both with different casts) before opening on the Great White Way.

The four-character play also stars Tony winner Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key and Alan Tudyk.

Laura Benanti, Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Alan Tudyk (photo: Sara Krulwich NYTimes)

Set in 1993 in the Ojai, California home of Corky (Schumer) and Norm (Tudyk), the play revolves around an evening of backyard stargazing and sparring.

The 80-minute, one act play, goes off on hypothetical tangents.

Meteor Shower opens charmingly enough with eccentric husband and wife banter.

When Norm or Corky say something mildly hurtful, they perform a little ritual in which they take into account each other’s feelings (“I understand you probably did not know you hurt me”).

Is discontent luring behind the well adjusted facade?

 

Meteor Shower will hit you like a a fast moving object falling out of the sky and smack you right in the face…that affect isn’t necessarily satisfying or worth the $169 price point.

Meteor Shower Booth Theatre 222 West 45th Street New York City. It runs through January 21st, 2018.

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