"Most of us are wearing multiple hats," she says of the basic volunteer crew of ten; Utterback herself is both acting and directing in some of the plays. Twenty-five actors, give or take a few, fill in the multiple roles, and the costumes, all made by two hardworking costumers, are to die laughing for.
"I'm directing three plays myself," Utterback says. "One is about cosplayers speed-dating in costume. And I'm acting in one in which a semi-retired Wonder Woman and Catwoman are having an issue over who's dating Batman, who's not exactly old, but let's say he's a little past his prime." Other shorts explore Superman as a metaphor for immigration, comic-book writers in the heat of creation, a ninja who works at Blockbuster, and much, much more.
Comic Con con Comedy opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Miller Theater, 300 East Simpson Street in Lafayette, and continues Thursdays through Sundays, through August 19. Tickets are $10 to $16; go to www.tclstage.org or call 720-209-2154.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Aug. 9. Continues through Aug. 16, 2012