Award-winning Filth

Absolutely Filthy, the full-length Peanuts parody play that I reviewed last year, is now an award-winning Peanuts parody play, having taken three awards at this year’s L.A. Weekly Theater Awards.  The cast took the trophy (at least, I assume there’s a trophy, maybe there’s a plaque. Or a bagel.) for the best comedy ensemble, playwright/lead Brendan Hunt took the Leading Male Performance bagel for playing “The Mess”, and Anna Douglas took Female Comedy Performance for playing The Big Sister. That last award has an extra bit of impressiveness, because it faced a real risk of “vote splitting”; of the eight actresses nominated in that category, four were nominated for their work on Absolutely Filthy.

After the show’s initial run, there were a handful of performances done last year as part of a theater festival; I haven’t seen any sign of the play being brought elsewhere yet. If I do, I’ll let you know.


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