‘Out of Order’: Laughs from beginning to end

By Alexa Milano
November 11, 2012

A dead body, a greedy waiter, a member of parliament, two people in towels and one very confused hotel manager.

These are just some of the things that are a part of Cabrini College’s production of “Out of Order,” a comedy that opened this past weekend and will continue to play this upcoming weekend.

“ ‘[Out of Order]’ is about a member of Parliament who is going to have an affair with a secretary of the other party of parliament, but before anything can happen they discover a dead body, and it is just downhill from there,” says sophomore Joshua Muska, who plays the role of Ronnie.

The entire show takes place in suite 648 of a prestigious hotel, and it pretty much a show of bad timing and worse luck on the characters’ parts.

Richard Willey, the Member of Parliament, and his side kick George Pigden are played wonderfully by Doug Wiebe and Samuel Hallowell. Wiebe and Hallowell have excellent chemistry and their comedic timing is nothing less than perfect.

The rest of the cast plays all of their parts wonderfully, leaving the audience both confused, in hysterics and guessing until the very end.

“Opening weekend was all I could have hoped it to be. The audiences were great and enjoyed themselves and so did the cast. I’m so humbled by the whole cast and production staff, they’re so talented,” said freshman Danton Moyer, who plays the role of the waiter.

Dr. Thomas Stretton, assitant professor to the education department and director of “Out of Order” writes in his note to the audience in the beginning of the program “There is an old show business adage – ‘Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.’” You would never be able to tell that comedy is hard watching this production; the cast made comedy seem effortless.

“My favorite part of doing the show is the reaction I’ve gotten from the audience and the fulfillment of their laughter and applause,” says Moyer. “I’ve loved being on stage and everyone involved with the production of the show has made this such an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.”

“Out of Order” will be playing on Nov. 15, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available free of charge in the SEaL office.

Alexa Milano

Junior communications major, marketing minor at Cabrini College. News editor of The Loquitur, President of the Campus Activities and Programming (CAP) Board, student ambassador. Enjoys napping and being productive all at the same time; irony at its finest.

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