This a one-man show focuses on by-now rather obscure subjects, subjects which no doubt have an undying cult following.
The story liine deals with really small characters: a literate cockroach named Archy and a sassy alley cat called Mehitabel. They were the 1916 creations of New York novelist, poet, playwright and newspaper columnist Don Marquis. And, over the next 10 or so years, little Archy's satirical writings in Marquis' columns developed larger and larger followings.
Gale McNeeley, versatile performer and visiting professor at Pitt, put together A One-Man Archy & Mehitabel, to widen appreciation of Marquis. Over the course of 90 minutes, his choice of material and his interpretations justify a widespread belief that Marquis was a wordsmith and a snappy observer of human foibles and pretentions.
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