Flavio Medium de los Muertos
Around found-object shrines and a set laced with silks, Mike Okarma portrays an Argentinean channeler of ghosts named Flavio, which gives the slender performer an opportunity to showcase an array of eccentrics. These range from a Brooklyn matriarch and a Liberace-like actor to a bipolar child. The dead arrive in a steady procession and have no contact with each other. This leaves little point of view on the purpose of life, or death, other than the generically romantic caution of living our dreams because life is short. Okarmas delineations among his characters are clear, and his dialects are meticulous, but a larger, more insightful reason for this show to exist clouds the obvious fun Okarma is having with the exercise. Keir ODonnell directs. Mondays, 8 p.m. Starts: March 31. Continues through May 27, 2008
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