Breakin’ Hearts & Takin’ Names

Public radio favorite Kevin Kling and his musical companion, Simone Perrin, relate stream-of-consciousness ruminations on the depths of love and how recovery from its bruises can be measured in time and tequila shots. Performing in a set (by L.B. Morse) that plunks you into the coziest bar setting you’ve ever imagined, the two spin their yarns and play some music. The regal and winsome Perrin serves as Kling’s alter ego and comic foil, often reflecting his monologues back as poignant song. Heretofore, I have maintained that accordions belong in one of two places: zydeco or storage. Perrin has convinced me that they should be licensed, and that she ought to be the only one in the city permitted to carry one. Director Braden Abraham (Betrayal, The K of D) once again displays a deft hand with this duo. With a run time of a mere 90 minutes, Breakin’ Hearts is a one-stop pub crawl neither overstays its welcome nor leaves you hungover the morning after. KEVIN PHINNEY [Read Kevin's full review.]

Tuesdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: April 9. Continues through May 10, 2009

 
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