That’s Shanghai – Adaptation Review
The witty romp through one man’s cradle-to-grave journey in mid-to-late-60s America fuses humor and pathos so seamlessly you may find yourself musing on the meaning of life.
The play’s rapid-fire character changes are snappily executed by the three actors, who bring a multitude of characters into being on the tiny JZ stage to conjure up the life of protagonist Phil Benson. Sean McCann in the central role leaps from baby to boy to grumpy teenager with hilarious energy. The relaxed chemistry between him and his co-stars, Merunisha Peel, John Prakapas and Paul Cascante, ensures the comedic timing never misses a beat.