John Morogiello has a thing for redheads, and his play, while not filled with gut-busting laughs, is witty, quirky, entertaining, and somehow, someway, manages to add in a splash of drama.
Archives for July 21, 2010
Angela Neff grew up in a large family with a larger than life father. Unfortunately, his exploits which stemmed from a bi-polar disorder became increasingly destructive and eventually led to hospitalizations, divorce, and suicide. [Note: that’s not a spoiler, it’s in the program.] Writer-performer Neff gives a descriptive solo presentation of scenes from her life, […]
Busboys and Poets is sponsoring a day trip to the Contemporary American Theater Festival this Saturday, July 24th. A few tickets still remain for the package which includes a ticket to each of the two most provocative plays in the festival – LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig and WHITE PEOPLE by J. T. Rogers (this […]
Imagine a group of friends (and some hangers-on) sitting around one night talking about the club scene they used to frequent. No matter the particular scene, if you were a crazy clubkid, you’ve had the post-scene breakdown, the nostalgia and the arguments about what it really meant. AWoL Productions’ The Rave Scenes is exactly like one […]
The term “rock musical” can often give this punk rock girl the heebie-jeebies. Most of what Broadway offers to the wah-wah pedal-inclined is either jukebox (Rock of Ages, Movin’ Out, Good Vibrations, Jersey Boys) or more traditional musical theater fare given a rock twist (Spring Awakening, The Who’s Tommy, Hair, Next to Normal).
There are some concepts that simply defy imagination and must be seen to be believed. The prospect of Jerry Whiddon directing Helen Hayes winner Holly Tywford in a musical adaptation of If You Give a Pig a Pancake is one of them. The wait is over, the show is up, and it’s a riot.
So What Are We Fighting For? by Melvina Martin takes place at the headquarters of a fictional civil rights organization, “ Fighting For Freedom”, in a small Mississippi town. As the new volunteers arrive for the summer, the internal racism, sexism and bigotry hidden within the organization is made apparent, and the organization’s women are […]
How did I lose my laugh? This is the question that solo artist Shameka Cunningham asks herself repeatedly throughout I Lost My Laugh in the Revolution. But whether or not she answers the question is up for debate. If she could commit to the role in a deeper way, the audience may be able to […]