Thursday, July 29

American Cabaret Theatre: A Funny Thing...Forum

BobDirex has taken up residence once again in the Athenaeum. Its second performance, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, stars Claire Wilcher.

Wilcher, last seen by this reviewer in ACT’s Victor/Victoria is the mainstay of this program, garnering laughter from the audience at every turn. Surrounded by a delightfully animated stage set of a Roman village, Wilcher, portraying Pseudolis, combines her own endearing brand of cheekiness with dead-on comedic timing.

The musical farce plays every card in regard to mistaken identities and physical comedy. Other noteworthy talent includes Scot Greenwell as Hysterium, adding the deadpan balance for Wilcher’s zaniness.

It’s always nice to see a performing arts venue open in the Indy area and even nicer to see one located in the historically rich Athenaeum open its doors once again.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer and theater critic. You can catch her on WIBC Saturday mornings as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and at Comments can be sent to

This column is published in the following newspapers: West Side Community News, West Indianapolis News, South Sider Voice, New Palestine Reporter, Fortville-McCordsville Reporter, Pendleton Times-Reporter, Indiana Weekender

**Photo credits: Furnished by Bobdirex

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