Review: “Fallen Angels” at the Repertory Theatre
By Elizabeth J. Musgrave
Noel Coward’s Fallen Angels opened on the Upper Stage at Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, to a nearly full house recently. The British farce, although originally set in the 1920’s, was updated to the ’50s by the playwright for this modern version.
The two main characters, Julia Sterroll (Cristina Panifilio) and Jane Banbury (Kelsey Brennan), are the closest of friends, and housewives to the dull, settled men who keep them in an upper-middle class lifestyle. Until, of course, they are contacted by a former flame who scorched both ladies with his Frenchman’s manières romantiques. Then the fur flies (in this case a pink wrap) drinks are spilled, and insults and secrets are flung as each is positive the other is conniving and manipulating in an effort to get back in the bed of Maurice Duclos (Martin Yurek).
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