Maripat Donovan and Marc Silvia give us a new play, “Ask Mrs. Honey B., Certified Life Coach” that sheds light on the complicated and often hilarious dynamic of relationships. They’ve created a gregarious and personable character in Mrs. Honey B. who is a former Home Economics teacher that has found her second calling as a couple’s life coach. Donning a bright pink jacket, a bedazzled coach whistle and a yellow pom-pom she roars onto the stage with all the gusto of Tony Robbins. The show is staged as if you are attending one of Mrs. Honey B’s motivational seminars and so be ready for her to throw a few questions your way.
Over the course of the play we learn that Mrs. Honey B. has decided that after years of teaching and raising her own family that she wanted to take the “vast” knowledge she garnered from that experience and use it to assist young couples to find a happy balance in their relationships. She presents us with a complete PowerPoint presentation of how to accomplish our “Full Life Flower” potential (insert mockery of life coaching lingo that will have you holding your belly from laughter). The real fun begins when she brings out one of her real life couples to do a coaching session on-stage. She explores those typical “roadblocks” that happen in relationships; “Is a python an appropriate pet to have?”, “How much should the manicure budget be?”, “How much is too much when it comes to stalking ex’s on Facebook?”, and “Why don’t you dress in what I want you to wear?” Mrs. Honey B. uses visualization to help Angie and Frank overcome their differences and find their “Full Life Flower” potential.
Whether you’re single or in a relationship you will be chuckling along with the rest of the audience at the absurdity of what we sometimes allow to become “roadblocks” in our lives.
Now Playing thru June 24th
Ask Mrs. Honey B., Certified Life Coach
By Anne-Marie S.