Grand Rapids Press Review of “Mr. Marmalade”

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Noah Haidle at an Actors' Theatre gathering to meet the playwright, cast, director and crew of Mr. Marmalade (T.J. Hamilton | The Grand Rapids Press)

Sweetness of Mr. Marmalade smooths over the bite

Review by Sue Merrell | The Grand Rapids Press
January 29, 2010, 7:35AM

Like the breakfast spread that inspired the name, Mr. Marmalade is an interesting combination of sweet and sour with tangy surprises, but it’s still tasty and satisfying.

The play by East Grand Rapids native Noah Haidle received mixed reviews when it debuted in New York in 2005 and the description of the story — a little girl with a coke addicted imaginary friend and a suicidal playmate — sounded almost scary.

But in the Actors’ Theatre production, which opened Thursday for an appreciative audience of about 175, the sweetness quickly smooths over the bite.

The cast embraces each of these characters and brings them to life with such enthusiasm that they would be fun to watch without any plot at all…

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Don’t forget – tonight at 6:00 pm at Schuler Books Downtown, meet and discuss the show with director Shelly Urbane and some of the cast at Actors’ our Scene In Between!

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