April fools have never been so hilarious, as the Lakewood Playhouse honors this month of mirth with the madcap comedy “Inspecting Carol.”
A man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a role in the current production, “A Christmas Carol.” However, Tim is no longer tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish (Feliz Navidad), and their funding is on hold pending an inspection. Everything goes wrong, and hilarity is piled upon hilarity in this laugh out loud spoof that makes for a night at the theatre anything but show business as usual.
Featuring a cast of new and returning actors, “Inspecting Carol” takes the stage for 15 performances:
- Thursdays (8 p.m.): April 18, (pay what you can preview), April 25, May 2;
- Fridays: (8 p.m.): April 19 – opening night with apple cider reception, April 26, May 3, May 10;
- Saturdays (8 p.m.): April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11;
- Sundays (2 p.m.): April 21 (pay what you can), April 28 (pay what you can actor’s benefit), May 5, May 12.
Get tickets while they last at www.LakewoodPlayhouse.orgor call (253) 588-0042.