MAYTAG VIRGIN by Audrey Cefaly is now playing at Gulfshore Playhouse. Directed by Jeffrey Binder and starring Ian Merrill Peakes and Karen Peakes, this show tells the story of neighbors Jack and Lizzy and the relationship they develop.
Ian Merrill Peakes and Karen Peakes play Jack and Lizzy, respectively, and I really enjoyed their performances. I always love watching couples who are married perform together because their chemistry is always so authentic, and this show was no different. Jack and Lizzy both start off with their walls up because they have both experienced such pain and loss in their lives, and it is beautiful to watch those walls slowly come down as they get to know each other and open up.
The show was a bit predictable, but in times like these, that is something I don’t really mind. The slower pace of it allowed the actors to blossom and really show the audience who the characters are. It is a show full of a variety of emotions, and it’s a heartwarming journey to watch.