PURE Theatre is reprising an old favorite, Becky Mode’s Fully Committed. It was among the company’s very first performances back when it began offering the Lowcountry’s best theater. Dan Conover was there at the start and witnessed PURE’s rise from obscurity to acclaim. Here’s his feature to be publish next week. In the meantime, check out the show. It’s running now. —John Stoehr

Here’s a preview of Dan’s piece:

Fully Committed is like nothing else in the PURE repertoire: A comedy, with one actor playing dozens of roles (the count fluctuates; Sharon Graci’s latest is 28), with all the action taking place in the basement of Manhattan’s trendiest restaurant.

It’s satirical and relentlessly clever, but playwright Becky Mode is miles away from the Neil LaBute/David Mamet style that informs so many of this company’s best moments.

“It’s an entertainment,” says Rodney Rogers, himself a playwright and director. For him, this performance draws more from elements of standup comedy than his more traditional roles, and even if it represents a break from PURE’s usual tastes, it’s still a challenge. “I don’t feel like we’ve ever nailed it.”

Local critics have disagreed, generally offering high praise for both the play and his acting.

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