A Day in the Life of Crazy
By: Charles Donelan
When Macy Weiser and Rob Ready formed We Wear Pants Productions last year, there was no way to know that the concept would take off and develop into Santa Barbara’s hottest young original theater company. Now, two shows later, WWPP brings us A Day in the Life of Crazy, Weiser’s new comedy, which follows the very successful Roommate Wanted that played here earlier this summer.
The We Wear Pants approach involves big helpings of twenty-something reality, sitcom-style one-liners, and talented actors who know how to work a room. The technique captures something immediately recognizable and thoroughly entertaining about the facebook.com generation: their willingness to perform. Whether it’s through inviting a live band like Ona to share the evening with them, as the troupe did for Roommate, or by inviting friends in the audience to join them in the play’s nightclub set, WWPP seems to just naturally find interesting openings in theater’s fourth wall. The result is hip, fun-filled, and as good as any sitcom, only better, because it’s live.
A Day in the Life of Crazy plays Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 20 at 8 p.m., at Center Stage Theater in the Paseo Nuevo.