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Metropolis' 'Soup' farce proves too tepid

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Womanizing TV chef Robert Danvers (Russell Alan Rowe) meets his match in Marion (Shanna Brown) in Metropolis Performing Arts Centre's revival of the 1966 Terence Frisby farce "There's a Girl in My Soup."

Robert (Russell Alan Rowe), left, and his latest paramour Marion (Shanna Brown) attempt to show Marion's ex-boyfriend Jimmy (Sean Walsh) the door in director David Belew's revival of the 1966 farce, "There's a Girl in My Soup," running through Feb. 23 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

Robert (Russell Alan Rowe), right, and his editor Andrew Hunter (Colin Wasmund), center, test their virility to the dismay of the Hunter family nanny (Ashlee Edgemon) in Metropolis Performing Arts Centre's "There's a Girl in My Soup," a 1966 British farce by Terence Frisby.

An unexpected meeting between Clare (Lisa Savegnago), left, and Marion (Shanna Brown) lends itself to some frosty moments in the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre's revival of Terence Frisby's 1966 farce "There's a Girl in My Soup."

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A farce is like a chocolate souffle. It needs a light touch to keep it from falling flat. That delicacy is missing from Metropolis Performing Arts Centre's revival of "There's a Girl in My Soup," Terrence Frisby's generation gap and gender role comedy about a middle-aged womanizer who meets his match in the cheeky 19-year-old he tries to seduce.
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    • Womanizing TV chef Robert Danvers (Russell Alan Rowe) meets his match in Marion (Shanna Brown) in Metropolis Performing Arts Centre's revival of the 1966 Terence Frisby farce “There's a Girl in My Soup.”
    • Robert (Russell Alan Rowe), left, and his latest paramour Marion (Shanna Brown) attempt to show Marion’s ex-boyfriend Jimmy (Sean Walsh) the door in director David Belew’s revival of the 1966 farce, “There’s a Girl in My Soup,” running through Feb. 23 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.
    • Robert (Russell Alan Rowe), right, and his editor Andrew Hunter (Colin Wasmund), center, test their virility to the dismay of the Hunter family nanny (Ashlee Edgemon) in Metropolis Performing Arts Centre’s “There’s a Girl in My Soup,” a 1966 British farce by Terence Frisby.
    • An unexpected meeting between Clare (Lisa Savegnago), left, and Marion (Shanna Brown) lends itself to some frosty moments in the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre’s revival of Terence Frisby’s 1966 farce “There’s a Girl in My Soup.”
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