October 14, 2009.By Quinton Skinner, City Pages.
The 1997 film The Full Monty tracked a group of unemployed British men who hatched a zany scheme to rid themselves of their garments onstage in an effort to cobble together a bit of cash; it was a warm surprise, full of angst, sympathy, and hard-earned rays of hope. The musical version transports the action to Buffalo, but the spirit remains intact. It also turns out that themes of frustrated ambition, narrowed opportunity, and economic anxiety are not alien to our present moment. Yay for historical irony (if not for our job prospects). Theater Latté Da stages this incarnation, which means we'll be in assured aesthetic hands (while we mull over our own employment prospects in the realm of public nudity). Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Oct. 15. Continues through Nov. 8, 2009