We love to pretend.
Or “cos play” as the kids call it. If you need a Civil War captain, a bootleg Eeyore or a naughty leather daddy, we’re your guy. Heck, we’ve been known to slap on a harness, the donkey head and carry around a musket when we’re feeling indecisive.
So we have mad respect for Frank Abangale, Jr., the real-life man who impersonated a doctor, lawyer and jet pilot all before he turned 21. We loved the movie starring Leo DiCaprio as the impostor being pursued by a frustrated FBI agent and can’t wait to see the Uptown Players’ musical version of Catch Me If You Can, opening this week.
With a book by gay genius Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, it’s a fast-paced caper that will leave you wishing you could be as bold and daring as Abangale.
Or us when we forget to zip up the back of our Eeyore outfit.
Catch Me If You Can
Tickets $30 – $50
July 24 to August 9, 2015
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
(no performances July 26)
Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas