Did you know that in the 1940s a detective was also referred to as a dick? As in, a private detective was called a "private dick."
Once you have that piece of information, you have all you need to appreciate the humor in "Mitzi Morris in 'Dazzled to Death.'" It's a super-silly and super-funny brisk outing in which every other line is some sort of double entendre. But the heavy-breathing humor is carried off with so much panache, you can't help but be, well, dazzled.
Mitzi "herself" is a cross between
Modern phrases -- "tap that," "What, too soon?" -- incongruous to the 1930s film noir style add to the silliness.
"A man in a dress?" Mitzi worries. "Now people will think we're that type of show." Yes, it is that type of show. But a fabulous example of how that kind of adolescent silliness can be a really good time.
45 minutes, Yellow Venue, $10, Orlando Fringe Festival official page.
• Friday 18 May; at 7:15pm in the Yellow
• Saturday 19 May; at 11:15pm in the Yellow
• Sunday 20 May; at 9:45pm in the Yellow
• Wednesday 23 May; at 9:30pm in the Yellow
• Thursday 24 May; at 10:30pm in the Yellow
• Saturday 26 May; at 3:00pm in the Yellow