From closeted knights to foul-mouthed Frenchmen, Spamalot isn’t for the faint of heart — but it sure comes from the heart.
The show was put on by Entr’Acte Theatrix at the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach. It will be there until Sunday, June 30.
The play is taken from 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and follows the exploits of the legendary King Arthur (John Costanzo), as he assembles his team of knights and then quests for the grail. Among the crew’s obstacles are difficult Frenchmen who fart at them, tall knights who demand fishy tasks, and a prince who just wants to… Well, you’ll have to see the show to find out.
Costanzo’s delivery is flawless and amusing. He carries the show powerfully, as a king should, and yet is able to tenderly handle the talented Sharyn Peoples (who plays the Lady of the Lake). Constantly by his side is the hilarious Patsy (Greg Holmos).
The rest of the knights encounter their own, personal slew of strangeness (one of them may even be even enjoy finding treasure on Wilton Drive: Dan Thagard plays Sir Lancelot, Darrick Penny plays Sir Robin, Mike James plays Sir Bedevere, and Mike Westrich plays Sir Dennis Galahad.
The songs are loud and proud and really very exciting. The singing, which never falters through the thick and thin of changing moments (whether sad or happy) is accompanied by Roger Blankenship — whose crew and himself inadvertently become part of the shenanigans themselves.
You might definitely take away a sense of wonderment that you just saw this caliber of a show at a community theatre — it was just really well done.
For more information, go to entractetheatrix.org.
If you go see Spamalot
Through June 30
51 North Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444How much:$20 a ticket unless you bring lots of peopleFor more information:
Go to entractetheatrix.org. Gideon Grudo