Kieran Angelini's male-bonding trifle, "Loonacy!," at the Lee Strasberg Creative Center, is a high-volume, high-anxiety tale about two mismatched colleagues spending a weekend in a cabin writing their late mentor's biography.
Set and costume designer Juan Carlos Malpeli dashed together a rustic suburban decor. The walls are decorated with items that scream discount-store classics, yard sale and garbage dumpster. The bombastic Rudy (Robert Costanzo) took a dumpster dive to acquire his new lucky vest--a hazard orange thing with unremovable stains.
Rudy wants to write the autobiography of E. Paul Banks, a shady motivational speaker whose stylized, rainbow-spectrum portrait hangs above the cabin's entry. His colleague, Banks' former bookkeeper, Sy (Ken Lerner), momentarily distracts himself from his suicidal tendencies to mention they can write only a biography.
Sy, who spends a good portion of the show with a gun aimed up his mouth, and Rudy wade through their own neuroses and conflicting facts on file.