"Triple Espresso" a highly caffeinated escape

Play review
By: Carol Feineman, Editor
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Know and Go: What ?Triple Espresso? When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 22 Where: The Cosmopolitan Cabaret, 1000 K St., across from the Crest Theatre, in downtown Sacramento Admission: $20-43 Info: or 557-1999 ?Triple Espresso? a highly caffeinated escape By Carol Feineman News Messenger Editor After a particularly hard day at work last Friday, I had one hour to eat dinner and then scramble to downtown Sacramento at K and 10th streets. I was tired and just wanted to go home and relax. But I had tickets to the Cosmopolitan Cabaret?s ?Triple Espresso? musical comedy at 8 that night so I quickly gassed my car and turned on GPS to find the theater?s location. I?m glad I ignored my urge to just stay home after a long day on my feet. ?Triple Espresso was just what I needed - a quick jolt of energy that lasted for days. Watching the two-hour comedy quickly woke me up with laughs every other minute, whether it was one of the three actors resembling an ape with exact facial expressions and gait, the actors reenacting in slow motion a ?Chariots of Fire? dream in pantomime or a naked dance with misplaced bits of pieces. Performers and musicians Bill Arnold, Michael Pearce Donley and Bob Stromberg wrote ?Triple Espresso? in 1995. A year later, the comedy opened at the Cricket Theatre in Minneapolis and became the theater?s biggest hit in its 26-year history. Fast forward to today and ?Triple Espresso? has played in 50 cities in six countries in English, German and Flemish. The show continuously ran for more than a decade in San Diego. Lucky for us, ?Triple Espresso? is only 30 minutes away at the comfortable Cosmopolitan Cabaret through July 22. The storyline and performances about a former comedy team that unexpectedly unites for a night is definitely invigorating. And laughing for two hours straight is always a good way to start the weekend.