Doing my laundry probably won’t be the same old drudgery since seeing a washer and dryer come alive in “Caroline, or Change,” now on stage at the Guthrie Theater.
The Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori musical is receiving much-deserved rave reviews for the powerful message, music, outstanding performers and props. Greta Oglesby, who plays the maid Caroline, is being singled out for the performance of a lifetime.
The only thing I would add to the praise already showered on the production is that doing laundry might become a lot more entertaining after seeing this personification of a dryer.
The multi-talented T. Mychael Rambo plays The Dryer, a lusty character who lurks in a steamy contraption and in Caroline’s imagination (and maybe mine).
When 8-year-old Noah asks Caroline if God made The Dryer, it’s no wonder she replies, “No, the devil made The Dryer.”
Rambo/Dryer definitely is devilish as he struts around in his red-and-black-striped trousers and red muscle shirt. And he sings! The Dryer doesn’t buzz annoyingly every 15 minutes when his job is done.
If only The Dryer would fold the laundry …
“Caroline, or Change” runs through June 21 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Details here.