Director Michael Ryan Fernandez, selected by Firebelly Productions for its 2009 Young Directors Project, is obviously a smart fella who has given serious thought to his craft. He gives us every reason to believe that he will be around for a long time.
Archives for July 19, 2009
The Foley Artist
Tim rates it: Let’s not spend too much time on this unfortunate production. From the tip of its scalp to the bottom of its tippy-toes, The Foley Artist reeks of amateurism, and not in a good way.
Jessica rates it: Before I saw last night’s production of Murth, I thought there were only so many words one could hear in a two hour period of time. I was wrong. Embracing wordiness and wit above plot,
Pepe! The Mail Order Monkey Musical
Josh rates it: Ok. I say this as big fan of musical theater, but musicals are silly. The whole convention of singing when you should be talking is sublimely odd. It is a peculiar form, but wonderfully so.
The Escapades of Farty Johnson
Josh rates it: There’s a certain, ineffable quality of some shows that I can only describe as “fringyness”. It is hard to say what makes a show fringy. Certainly there are some theatrical conventions that are fringier than others.
Is There Anybody Out There?
Joel rates it: It was an evening of heartfelt, emotional, and passionate singing at Open Circle Theatre’s Is Anybody Out There? Open Circle Theatre is a professional theatre company whose productions integrate actors with disabilities.
Life in Death: An Opera Electronica
Ben rates it: A fantastic gem embedded within the Fringe schedule, Life in Death: An Opera Electronica absolutely nails the difficult challenge of producing a marquee-quality opera, complete with talented performers and a polished, symphonic score
Slow News Day
David rates it: Aliens have invaded the District of Columbia and are proceeding to fatten up humans for use as bio-fuel. Meanwhile, a new childcare trend finds parents locking their children in cars and denying them pizza
So Do You Love Me Yet?
Courtney rates it: A woman scorned is nothing new. Neither is an exploration of the highs and lows of attraction, dating and love. But Farah Lawal’s spoken-word poetry breathes new life into a topic worn-thin
Courtney rates it: The death of a beautiful woman and the ensuing madness of her lover is perfect subject matter for a Sunday afternoon at the theater. Nicholas Allen and John Milosich creatively and beautifully adapt
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