From the first scene of Foggerty’s Fairy, the audience is transported to Queen Victoria’s London, to a Victorian sitting room, where the audience listens in as the conversation turns to an upcoming wedding.
Archives for July 10, 2011
Picture this: there’s an artist (painter/actor/musician/dancer) you admire and one day you hear about less savory details of their private life. Does it change your opinion of their work? Do you dismiss the information as rumor started by a rival? Are you Machiavellian and believe the end justifies the means, no matter what lives are […]
Long live scandal! The Super Spectacular Dada Adventures of Hugo Ball is raucous cacophony of improvised chaos. Prepare to be confused, confounded, outraged, uncomfortable, and sent into uproarious laughter, only to immediately be insulted.
Tons of people have been jumping on the superhero bandwagon in the last decade, trying to relive their childhoods with movies like “Catwoman”, “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.” These films try to replicate the worlds of the comic books with the utmost seriousness. But don’t expect that in Captain Freedom, though. This entertaining romp […]
Poland is not a sexy country. John Feffer, author and star of the one-man play The Bird, can and does tell you as much. But after accompanying John through the raucously funny and heart-wrenching journey across the underrated country, you’ll not only feel compelled to visit, but to follow Mr. Feffer across Poland to hear […]
Pinoy: A ‘merican Tale is not a show about depression, a show about religion, or a show about mental illness. It is not a show about first generation Filipino-Americans, a show about alcoholism, or a show about failed expectations. It is a show about all of these things. Quite the tall order indeed.
As a famous frog once lamented: It’s not easy being green. Kermit was talking about how green skin blends into the grass and leaves on trees making it hard to stand out and be noticed. In The Little Differences ,or The Monster, playwright/director Soren Paul Budge attempts a twist on a familiar theme already explored […]
Well, folks. I’m pretty sure I’ve found the Fringiest show at the Fringe. Artists and fans hip to the development of interactive theater should make plans to check out cloudism, a show that while not ultimately a success, has struck upon some very interesting techniques.
The intensite begins from the moment you walk into the theatre. Soldiers with rifles and gas masks look you up and down right after Fringe volunteers take your ticket.
“Some of those people on Match Game were drunk. With power” – Kenneth, 30 Rock The 1970s were a crazy decade with a lot of even crazier game shows, but Match Game was their king. Contestants were provided with a cliché-ridden, often nonsensical “fill-in-the-blank” question, frequently one that encouraged risqué answers, and attempted to come […]
High-concept resettings of Shakespeare’s plays are often done and rarely done well, but the idea of a biker King Lear is so wonderfully outlandish, it just had to work.
Summertime is a perennial black hole for mainstream sports in the United States, with only baseball, golf, tennis, and the occasional Olympics or World Cup to distract from the doldrums of daily life. The Reduced Shakespeare Company knows this, and has proposed a novel solution: cram every sport known to man into a The Complete […]