A starlet flips her lid as yucks cast an eyeball on the bum rap that she’s a sharecropper. The director’s ex snaps a cap over her active duty. Is it the wrong gee? Should she bust his chops or take a powder? Babes With Blades Theatre presents the world premiere ofThe Double. It’s 1940’s. Conspirators have rallied the gang together for a staged production of “Cyrano.” Offstage, notes exchange. Written communiques enticeindividuals to take a chance. But on the production or on love? Backstage, a scurry of activity positions the swashbuckling “Cyrano” to attract movie studio heads. In the wings, multiple real life love triangles threaten the show-must-go-on force. It’s a madcap love fest of mistaken flirtations. The Double is a triple threat as a comedy, romance, action play.
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