Megan Hayes and Cheri Christian are suitably fit as the American and French love interests, but a couple of Reid’s other casting choices are more inspired. Joe Knezevich’s typically straight performances rarely let you forget he’s always acting, so it’s a genuine treat to watch him cutting loose with great flair as the polygamous protagonist.
And who can resist the idea of Courtney Patterson, his longtime Georgia Shakespeare cohort, playing a kind of ersatz Elke Sommer? Her German accent wavers -- as do the French accents of her co-stars, and even Hayes’ overly affected Southern drawl (Reid could have done without them altogether) -- but otherwise Patterson is a delicious sight to behold, a real testament to the play’s suggestion that “precision means efficiency.”
Camoletti’s dated, pre-women’s lib comedy doesn’t hold up to much modern logic. The lovers are conventional, nonsensical sex objects who aren’t smart enough to turn the tables on their lecherous Lothario in any reasonable way. Why should it matter, then, if the three clocks on his apartment wall (one for each girl’s time zone) don’t keep very accurate track?
Check your brain at the gate and sit back for a rollicking ride.
Through May 30. 8 p.m., Thurs.-Sat.; 2:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun.; 10 a.m., Wed. (May 26). $16-$30. Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222. auroratheatre.com.
Bottom Line: Breezy, buoyant.