Unicorn "Inspecting Carol" review by Deborah Hirsch
From the preshow cellphone-and-candy-wrapper announcements by stage manager M.J. (Jessica Biernaki Jensen), Inspecting Carol wraps its arms around the audience and says, Here goes.
The Unicorn, with the Kansas City Actors Theatre and UMKC Theatre,
sends up seasonal sentiment with this play within a play — a farce
within a farce, really — which combines elements of Noises Off, Waiting for Guffman and, particularly, Nikolai Gogol's The Inspector General. More than just a Christmas Carol spoof, though, it's a feast of spontaneous, continual, uncontrollable laughter.