Stage and Comedy


Phamaly’s current production is a collaboration with the Community College of Aurora’s theater department for “Vox: Under Construction.” This version of Vox, which is a long-running series from Phamaly that features sketches written by the performers, features both members of the Phamaly theater company and students at CCA, many of whom are making their first foray to getting on stage


“Company” tells the tale of Robert, an unmarried 35 year old in New York City who is grappling with his bachelorhood on his birthday. His tale of woe is told in vignettes populated with his coupled friends, in various stages of love and divorce, as Robert, or Bobbie to his friends, slowly becomes desperate for the emotional connection society tells him is the destiny of all citizens


At its best, Vintage’s incarnation of “August: Osage County” is the perfect example of why local theater should never shy away from a challenging show. It can make the audience erupt in laughter one moment and then squirm in their seats the next as this family, so full of anger and pain, communicates almost exclusively through sharp-as-knife barbs and physical violence