(full review at http://seattleplays.com/
The normally reliable Theater Schmeater disappoints with its production of “Shoppers etc.,” a Denis Johnson play that lives up to its excessive title. . . . The humor of a crisp, well-acted first act fades into redundancy, as “Shoppers” goes from hilarious to funny to amusing to bland to repetitive . . .
“Shoppers” is most memorable for some outstanding supporting acting. Brandon Whitehead
is brilliantly funny and riveting in an understated way, exploring with subtle mannerisms a minister stumbling through a middle-of-the-night marriage. James Weidman
, as another secondary character (Gib), has an extraordinary sense of irony, bringing a refined comic touch to otherwise uninspired scenes. Terri Weagant
is wonderful when she lists the reasons she doesn’t want to return to her ex-husband. Michael Perrone
is excellent – until the writing starts to drag his character down – as the confused, TV-zombified father.