Sunday, May 2, 2021

Live On Stage: Nicky Silver’s insane comedy FAT MEN IN SKIRTS 

Fat Men in Skirts
by Nicky Silver

WHEN: April 29 through May 16, Thursday through Sunday at 8pm
Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E Palisade Ave, Englewood
$40 for adults and $35 for students/seniors
Tickets can be purchased at  

Family life comes unhinged in this ever-hilarious, certifiably insane, and at times poignant, comedy. After 11 year-old Bishop and his mother, Phyllis, are stranded on a desert island after a plane crash, sanity unravels and passions fly. 

Meanwhile, at home, dad/husband Howard is having an affair with a giddy young actress, Pam. The twists, the turns, the horror, and the ludicrous converge as the four characters attempt to gain the audience’s sympathy—even at each other’s expense. 

"At the fore of theater's slow recovery in the state is Englewood's plucky repertory company... Once the lights go down and director Matt Okin's excellent production begins to unfold, theater seems for a brief few hours fairly normal." —Patrick J. Maley, The Star Ledger

"I thoroughly enjoyed...and hope fans of this sort of thing will make it to Englewood...don’t miss the opportunity." —Jay Lustig, NJ Arts

Masks are required by all audience members, and there is no eating or drinking inside the theater. Attendees will also be asked to fill out a COVID screening form for contact tracing purposes. Operating at limited capacity with only a select number of seats available, patrons are strongly encouraged to order tickets ahead of time to guarantee admission.

Content Warning: Graphic Violence, Strong Language, Sensitive Subject Matters