Adam Hunter's complicated, pyramid-shaped set offers five different locations: Kitay's cell, the prison interview room, Roberta's apartment, the Judge's house (and hospital room) and the office of Roberta's superior. These spaces are often occupied simultaneously, with actors performing bits of business that can upstage the main action. Clips from some of Grant's movies are frequently projected on the back wall of the set; sometimes they complement the dialogue, but other times they feel random, further disrupting the flow of the story.
All in all, this is a play you'd really like to like, but it's undermined by its own complexities.
Treat Yourself Like Cary Grant runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. until September 18th. The theater is located at 6322 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, and tickets can be obtained here.
Photo credit: Randolph Adams