A WILD AND ZANY PRODUCTION OF “PROJECT. LOHAN”

The question asked is can anyone take Lindsay Lohan , the paparazzi’s favorite bad girl, seriously, well Back It Up Productions can’t with a fast pace jazz up 90 minute presenting of the “actress” life.  The attractive little farce is now playing at the Costume Shop on 1117 Market Street, San Francisco through August 19th.  Needless to say I am not a fan of this woman since I had to deal with these kinds of actresses during my later years at Warners Brothers. At that time we did not have paparazzi or tabloids. It was all hush-hush. D’Arcy Drollinger who wrote and portrays Lindsey Lohen describes her as a “modern-day Judy Garland”. However I take exception to that since I knew Judy Garland when working on the film “Star is Born” and even before the Warner’s film, I admit that Judy was wild and unpredictable but nothing like Ms. Lohan.

If you are looking for a show to take you into the world of glitz, glamour and a spiral twist of celebrity life than go see “Project: Lohan” at the Costume Shop. Conceived and performed by D’Arcy Drollinger at “Lindsay Lohan” (along with Cindy Goldfield, Michael Patrick Gaffney, Sara Moore, Allegra Rose Edwards and Liz Anderson) every bit of dialogue in this show is taken directly from found text messages, images from tabloids, magazines, entertainment TV and internet gossip sites thanks to projections of Kent Taylor and video projections by Richard Nevue.”Project Lohan” takes you on a ride of Lindsay’s life from the Disney Starlet to party girl to convicted criminal.

The talented energy driven supporting cast plays such luminaries as Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Hillary Duff, Jessica Simpson, Scarlette Johansson, Dina and Michael Lohan, Tiny Fey, Jane Fonda, Leslie Sloan Zelnick andWilmer Valderrama.  This is a gender bending theatrical experience.  Drollinger has reconstructed a redolent timeline as both classic saga and Shakespearean tragedy with astonishing, sidesplitting and emotional insights to pop culture and the flimsy nature of talent and the people who surround and exploit it.

D’Arcy Drollinger morphs himself into the character of Lindsey Lohan while the cast of six bring to life 89 interesting characters. Scenes wiz by at amazing speed and sometimes you get lost in these rapid scenes.  It might help to have some sort of list of scenes since some last only seconds.  There is such an enormous amount of costume changes, along with succulent wigs. The show is opulent and affectionately constructed thanks to director Tracy Ward. So if you a looking for this show biz world of pretentious glamor you can catch the show at the Costume Shop, 1117 Market Street, San Francisco through August 19th.  For tickets go to www.projectlohan.com