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Enterprise (Americana Absurdum Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 13 August 2017

‘Enterprise’ is frequently funny. Very funny, in fact. The humour ranges from the satirical to the absurd, by way of witty wordplay and sharp observations. Though a comic success, as a play it falls apart: the scenes are tied together by the loosest of plots (a group of panicky businessmen trying to save their company), but really it is more a series of disjointed sketches with little in common. Funny, yes, but not really coherent and ultimately less than the sum of its parts. The actors are certainly skilled – one particular highlight being a rousing monologue on the virtues of architects – but the material (it’s not really a play) lets them down.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Leask]