(Crystal A. Proxmire, 11/29/2011)
As she sits in the hole topped with blocks of ice, rubbing ice cream on her skin, Macy Penny, played by Genevieve Jona, cries about how her mother, JC Penny, has the money to give her captor anything they want.
But what does this madman, er, mad snowman, really want? Why have girls who sell matches and boys with crutches been going missing? And what do the ladies with the beaver fur jackets know about it?
Fortunately Clarise Starling, played by Melissa Beckwith, is on the case. This feisty little reindeer in detective school with the makeup on her nose, an inheritance from her famous father Rudy, is torn between holiday decorating school and solving the case of “the skinner.”
In the hilarious spoof Silent Night of the Lambs, the actors of Who Wants Cake keep the crowd at the Ringwald Theater in Ferndale laughing and guessing how Starling will track down the Skinner with nothing more to go on than the whims of a locked up old serial killer known as Santa Claus.
Claus, evil and lustful of the young doe, is played by the delightfully macabre Dave Davies. Though big and scary in his tight red long johns, and tainted with the blood of a nightlong killing spree on his hands, Starling feels safe.
“He won’t kill me,” Starling says. “He would consider that rude.”
That Lt. Blitzen though, she might be trouble with her short butchy hair, overly disciplined attitude, and roaming hands. Or what about Dr. Tannenbaum, the sinister little elf with a penchant for pointy candy canes and a screechy voice to drive the big red guy insane?
Blitzen, played by Anne Faba, and Tannenbaum, played by Brian Papandrea, add plenty of the power trip factor along with the requisite gay jokes and groping that Who Wants Cake comedies would not be the same without.
Silent Night of the Lambs was written by Ryan Landry to poke fun at the classic psychological thriller Silence of the Lambs, by mixing it with a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer theme.
Silent Night of the Lambs opened on Friday, November 25th and plays through Monday, December 19th at 8pm on Friday, Saturday and Monday nights with 3pm Sunday matinees.
Ticket prices are $20.00 for Friday and Saturday performances, $15 for Sunday shows, and Monday nights are HALF OFF the original ticket price at only $10 a ticket. Tickets can be purchased at www.TheRingwald.com or at the theatre box office. The Ringwald box office opens 45 minutes before performances and tickets can be purchased with cash or Visa/Mastercard.