You're a fan of zambonis & are up for a solid cast & smooth direction in a quirky, very funny but ultimately dark comedy of self-discovery.
Don't see it if:
You're too easily disturbed by the sometimes darker nature of the human soul & where it might lead — even if you're laughing all the way.
Zamboni is a terrific evening of theatre, at turns & simultaneously quirky, funny, disturbing & slightly abrasive (but in a good way) delivered by a terrific group of actors creating very real characters that will linger in the mind. We get them instantly—we know these people, recognizing in them hidden aspects of our own selves.
Joseph Franchini's Jamie is at once invisible, present, likeable, funny, sympathetic—yet creepy . Mickey Ryan brings subtle depth to what could easily have been a one- or two-note cliché as the rink manager, Dick, but delivers anything but;
Dawn Magee is wonderful & hilarious as Leeann, her believable zaniness suddenly cut with an unexpected dramatic edge. Lucy McMichael looked convincing as Jamie’s emaciated dying mother & though her emphysema seemed a little less so, her speech recounting her mirrored reflection was startling.
Finally,the lovely Mae Mitchell, as the candy store clerk Chloe/Lavender/Fantasia, with charm & wit nearly steals each of her scenes.