Lisa Ivary’s buoyant and energetic delivery enlivens this second installment of Mindy Klasky’s chick lit series As You Wish, which treats listeners to the return of the acerbic, gender-bending genie Teel, who this time is summoned by Becca Morris, a theater dramaturge whose picture-perfect life is turned topsy-turvy when she discovers that her longtime boyfriend has absconded with both her life savings and the multi-million-dollar endowment of her theater group.
Ivary’s dynamic performance expertly captures the unique blend of comedy, romance, and fantasy on display in this delightful listen.
In When Good Wishes Go Bad, Becca Morris thrives in her job as a dramaturg/producer - at least until her current production is derailed by threatened copyright litigation. Even worse, her boyfriend has gone on the lam, stealing her life savings and most of the theater's funds. That's when a brass lamp enters the picture - a brass lamp with a wish-granting genie. Before Becca knows it, she's juggling magic, a brilliant new play by a hot new playwright, and a battle of guerilla gardeners (yes, really!) the likes of which New York City has never seen.