Have you ever written to Dear Abby for advice about love and life or sought a more spicy answer from the likes of Dr. Ruth? You might even have picked up a phone and placed a call to a radio maven like Dr. Laura. Even if you've never done any of those options, you can still pull up a chair at the tables at Connecticut Cabaret to pop a question or three to the current queen of advice Miss Abigail in KenDavenport and Sarah Salzberg's cute comedy "Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage" playing weekends until Saturday, February 4.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, what better time to be sure you have all the answers to romantic queries that are burning in your heart and need to be addressed. Miss Abigail is being brought to tantalizing life by Julie Lemos, a sincerely and caring lady who has a whole library of rather dated books to consult in framing her replies. She is not without a bevy of clients from the world of the stars and she discreetly handles all their traumas and troubles. Why can't she not handle yours as well? Your table will even have forms to fill out so you too can get the messages you need resolved.
Helping Miss Abigail is her assistant Paco, a truly accommodating Jon Escobar, who has a taco full of love issues all his own: he wants a personal relationship with the lady who mends hearts and he doesn't know how to ask for her help. Be forewarned that the pair will draw you into the arena, in this case on stage, to assist in solving games that Cupid never thought of playing but are fun and silly and a riot to watch. Be a good sport if you are tapped to participate.
Miss Abigail wants to aid in all your communication problems, to "gussy up your love life," to pass on classic advice, to help lonely and desperate people. She herself enjoyed a happy marriage and now that her husband has died she is devoting herself and her wealth of knowledge to others. She has tips galore and all the right moves to make magic happen, and hopefully Paco can learn what to do to resolve his personal hunger.
Let master manipulator and relationship guru Kris McMurray use his guiding directorial hands to create the laugh fest that this fun comedy can generate. For tickets ($30), call the CT Cabaret, 31-33 Webster Square Road, Berlin at 860-829-1248 or online at www.ctcabaret.com. The cabaret is preparing for an exciting 20th season so plan to subscribe for the new shows.
Get your jazz hands ready to wave and clap as you learn the Ten Commandments for Couples and other pertinent heartfelt advice.