by Shannon Christy
Atomic Vaudeville’s production of Legoland is a rich exploration of two intelligent teens who run headlong into catastrophe and discover that the world is a dangerous and cruel place where you must carefully pick what you love.
The level of talent extends beyond the stage and is reflected in every aspect of the work.
This is an outstanding and original work, which while making the audience laugh also requires them to think about how these two strange children notice so many strange things in our world. The performances of Celine Stubel as Penny Lamb and Amitai Marmorstein as Ezra Lamb are sublime. Whether using a puppet of Jeffrey Dahmer or explaining why he wants to go to the U.S., Mr. Marmorstein has the unique quality of making you feel uncomfortable but unable of taking your eyes off him. Ms. Stubel is equally compelling in her use of narratives to drive us through her character’s odd journey to becoming cool through the discovery of Johnny Moon, the leader of the fictional boy band Seven Up.