James M. Cain’s classic roman noir “Double Indemnity” titillated audiences in serial magazine form in 1936. The 1944 film adaptation is one of Old Hollywood’s high-water marks. The lurid potboiler about a pair of scheming lover-killers and the perfect murder that unravels around them seems tailor-made for a stage treatment, right?
Archives for June 2012
“Every writing project is driven by something personal,” says Andrew Hinderaker. “You have an impulse to tell a story. Then you get into it, and you realize… Oh, man. This is a completely different play than I’ve ever tried to write.”
The account of young American Jews who created some of the most popular and enduring superheroes of the golden age of comic books — invincible heroes who stood for truth and justice — while Jewish civilization in Europe was devastated by mechanized hatred and accessory indifference is a goldmine for profound drama.
David Mamet’s one act paired with Zachary Fernebok’s Navigating Turbulence One of the characteristics of a good play, or a good piece of music, is that it can receive different interpretations and still be successful. A case in point is American Ensemble Theater’s production of David Mamet’s Bobby Gould in Hell, now in its last week at […]
Next Sunday’s Tony Awards ceremony will be most interesting for collectors of “show music” when they announce the winner of the award for “Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre.” There are four nominees, but only two of them are scores of musicals: Alan Menkin and Jack Feldman’s Newsies and Frank Wildhorn […]
Fells Point Corner Theatre announces auditions for A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE By Martin McDonagh Synopsis- In Martin McDonagh’s first American-set play, we are introduced to four quirky characters whose lives intersect in a seedy hotel room in small town America. Carmichael has been searching for his missing left hand for a quarter of a century. […]
For every two or three hats most people wear in the theatre world, Joe Banno wears four or five. Over the last 25 years he has directed over 100 theatre productions, many of them operas and musicals. From 1997-2006 Banno served the artistic director of Source Theatre on 14th Street. He has been prolific in […]
Comedian Bill Hicks had a famous routine about people who work in marketing and advertising. Well, maybe “routine” isn’t the right word: Hicks would stand on stage, address the marketers in his audience and then implore them, over and over, to kill themselves.
Casting for a stage play in DC/MD Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 12-4 PM Marlon Green is casting for his gospel stage play STOMP the DEVIL Experience is great, however, we welcome and encourage those with no experience to apply if they are enthusiastic about working in a team environment and showing the audience a […]