The Nylon Fusion Theater Company has revived John Patrick Shanley’s THE BIG FUNK a fantastical comedy, and is one of Shanley’s most forthright philosophical pieces, mixing theatrical conventions like the play-within-a-play, speeches to the audience and leaps in time and action. It is a complex essay on modern life at the end of the 20th century.
Shanley’s characters echoes larger, more universal characters. Omar (Josh Sienkewicz), a retired knife-thrower who can no longer “hit the dot,” with his wife, Fifi (Meghan Jones), plays a bustling Hera, scurrying to serve her husband. Omar’s friend Austin (Jacob Troy) rescues Jill (Ivette Dumeng) from a singles bar where she has been picked up and slimed with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly by the abusive Gregory (Paul Walling ), then takes her back to his apartment to give her a bath.
This is definitely not an easy play from Shanley. The play could go flat any minute and could go downhill from there. I liked the addition of Roly Polly band as they play accompanying music throughout the play which adds tremendously to the evening fun. The company is certainly up to the challenge but Dumeng is outstanding.
For the nudity part, Jacob Troy has an extensive nudity at the end of the play as he disrobes and deliver his monologue. I believe it’s almost 5 minutes that he is stark naked in front of the audience and the set is well lit. You can definitely see every inch of Jacob’s body! He has a slim built but his circumcised cock looks delicious and is quite thick. His pubic hair is very fine and nicely combed, You can definitely ogle him, and see the ridges of his tight balls, or the veins from his cock. One of the best nudity onstage that I have seen! You can sit anywhere and see Jacob’s cock. But of course, the closer the better, although the seats are not too far from the stage.
NUDITY RATING: 5 (Definitely catch it) It’s a must! I highly recommend it.
To get tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/572450
I wonder if the other play in repertory A SNOWFALL IN BERLIN has male nudity as well, Hmmm. I hope so.