Get us in your inbox

Search

Under My Skin

  • Theater, Comedy
  • 1 out of 5 stars
Advertising

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

Under My Skin. Little Shubert Theatre (see Off Broadway). By Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson. With ensemble cast. Running time: 1hr 30mins. No intermission.

Under My Skin: In brief

Kerry Butler and Matt Walton play New Yorkers—a single mom and a swinging bachelor—who switch bodies in a new comedy by veteran sitcom writers Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser. Kirsten Sanderson directs.

Under My Skin: Theater review by Raven Snook

If the words body-switch comedy don’t make your heart sink, discovering that the married playwrights behind Under My Skin are best known for their work on Who’s the Boss? and The Nanny might. The piece plays like a rejected ’80s-sitcom pilot, with references to Obamacare and selfies cut-and-pasted in.

Melody (Kerry Butler, talent fully wasted) is a Staten Island working girl stuck in a dead-end job at a health-insurance company with a 9 to 5–style sexist, egotistical, bottom-line boss (Matt Walton). After both die (temporarily!) in an elevator crash, a bumbling angel (Dierdre Friel, getting laughs through sheer force of will) returns their spirits to the wrong bodies. Gender and class clichés are painfully rolled out, Walton appears in unflattering drag (so you don’t forget who’s who), and pat lessons are learned by all—including (let’s hope) the authors, who should have left this dusty material in an attic.—Theater review by Raven Snook

THE BOTTOM LINE The war of the sexes is utterly lost in this turkey.

Click here for discount Broadway and Off Broadway tickets.

Details

Event website:
telecharge.com
Address:
Contact:
212-239-6200
Price:
$47–$97
Advertising
You may also like
You may also like

The best things in life are free.

Get our free newsletter – it’s great.

Loading animation
Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?

🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!

Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!