Blue, H, and Francis are loving, bickering step-siblings raised by a con artist mother. To test her children to see if they were ready for the crime life, she'd leave them alone in a public place and tell them to find their own way home. When they were 10. Now adults, these kids are tough, smart, and shrewd. Francis is trying to leave the life of crime to be a magician, and Blue is running a complicated con involving a comic book and a couple of double switches. When the valuable stolen comic goes missing, she blames her brother H. They enlist mother Mable to try to get it back, in a complicated series of cons and double cons and triple cons (it's hard to con a con artist). To tell you more would spoil the twists and turns, some of which are foreseeable, some of which are not. But the Kwan family capers take them all over the world, and despite their disagreements, they're still together. The family that cons together...
|Brian Kim, Ming Montgomery, Pogi Sumangil, and Jeannie Lander|
(photo by Rich Ryan)
The various locations around the world are represented by projections on the cool and modern set. From a swanky office to a dive bar to a park, images projected on the blank blocked walls, plus a few key set pieces, take us there. (Scenic design by Joel Sass, projection design by Miko Simmons.)
Fast Company continues at the Guthrie Dowling Studio through November 24. The Wednesday night performance I attended was sold out, so make your plans soon to see this smart and fun caper of a play.