Actor Meshaun Labrone is an experienced actor who has played a number of Shakespeare’s most famous characters, including the title role in Richard III. It shows throughout in his one man show—Right to Remain… The Life and Mind of Tupac Shakur.
Archives for July 17, 2012
The Tent at Fringe is pretty small, except when it’s Madison Square Garden. That was the thundering scale of things on Saturday night as the first performance of Jilly Manilly got under way. Cue the sound of crowds cheering, pull up the kaleidoscopic party lights, and get ready to dance to some epic hip-hop anthems.
It took a few days of Fringe-going before I saw fake vomit hit the wall during a show (and, accidentally, the ceiling too) but thank goodness it came sooner rather than later.
Once upon a time, a very bad thing happened to Kaballah (Kathleen Alvania), and so as she grew older she turned into a raptor – a carnivorous bird, with razor-sharp claws and a beak capable of cleaning out the entrails of testosteronus pimplus, or the human teenage boy.
The Cloudism Project
The Cloudism Project from Borealis Theatre seeks to create an “atmosphere” for a unique interactive experience. What we get is a clever, but in fact, conventional play.
I <3 Hummels
Collectors often get a bad rap. Whether they’re scouring the web for limited edition trading cards or furiously amassing stacks of coins in their basement, they’re usually regarded with a quizzical eye. But LiveArt’s I <3 Hummels shows us that these figurine fans have feelings, too.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat: A Chamber Opera
The Outcasts of Poker Flat may be the best Wild West opera you’ll ever see. It may also be the only one you’ll ever see, but that only underscores this rollicking, emotional production as an essential Fringe stop.
He Hee (or What? It’s Not Glee?)
This might be the most Fringe-worthy show at the Fringe fest. The Comedy Academy, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving younger folks — think high school age — a voice in theatre. And that’s exactly what this show does: almost everyone on stage is in high school and is written in part by […]
Sweet Painted Lady
Some people seek out their fantasy girl on the internet, but Jack is going old-fashioned in Artists’ Initiative’s new play.
Madame: Helena Rubinstein in America
Fourpence Theatre, an ensemble group dedicated to “works that explore the lives of unique, female American icons” is presenting their inaugural work, Madame: Helena Rubinstein in America at Fringe this summer.
President Harding Is A Rock Star
In President Harding is a Rock Star, President Harding is a rock star. The stage is that of a rock concert, set with everything you’d expect to find at a show: drums, a keyboard, a couple guitars. All of this, of course, is manned by musicians. The guitarist has a black choker, a long wig […]
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Clearly named after the magnum opus of spoken word artist Gil Scott-Heron, one might assume Faruq Hussein Bey’s, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is a play based on the life of the legendary poet. It is not.