Spread the Love: The Fried Kobassa by J. Robert Wilkins

Written by Craig Mason

This week on Spread the Love, Lindsay and Craig talk about The Fried Kobassa, a comedy/mystery for teenagers by J. Robert Wilkins.

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Welcome to Spread the Love. This week we are talking about The Fried Kobassa by J. Robert Wilkins who also penned The Haunting of Chip Lake Lodge. When sausage goes missing from the kitchen of the Walker’s Arts and Athletic camp, the inspector in charge will leave no stone unturned to discover the culprit. Well, he’ll probably leave a lot of stones unturned because he is the worst detective on the planet. But of course that’s when the fun begins. Craig what do you love about The Fried Kobassa?

Sometimes you’re just looking for a fun, silly play to do, and this really fits the bill. I love the dogged determination of the Inspector as he interrogates the campers as to the location of the missing sausage. I also love that anybody takes this ridiculous guy so seriously. He really reminds me of the library cop on Seinfeld, but, yes, even sillier that that. Lindsay what do you love about The Fried Kobassa?

I think that this is a well written comedy, perfect for student performers and I too, I love the silliness of the play. I especially love that the silliness goes to the extreme and it never degrades the characters or the audience. That’s a pretty good comic trick. Pick up The Fried Kobassa, give it a read, put it on in an evening with Robert’s other work The Haunting of Chip Lake Lodge and you’ll have a totally fun evening of theatre that’ll leave your audience rolling in the aisles. That’s it for Spread the Love!

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