The Diary of a Dancer may be more aptly titled Diary of someone who aspired… The production, a one-man show written and performed by Wade Dooley, is about a woman, Mary Shennanbragger, who goes from the small town to the big city but who never makes it as a star.
The Tea Party Project
There is no one I know who is neutral about Sarah Palin – it’s either enthusiastically supportive or strong ly opposed, so it was fitting that the performance called The Tea Party Project began with an image of Palin: the Tea Party provokes similarly divisive reactions.
Push/Pull Theater Company’s production of Macbeth is tight, literally and metaphorically. The action – and there’s a lot – takes place in Fort Fringe on a stage that looks about 12 by 16 feet with a ceiling 10 feet above. The cast of 17 flies through the script, delivering the lines with intensity and transitioning […]
How Frail the Human Heart
Elisha Clark Halpin couldn’t perform as scheduled due to an injury, but her company, ETCH Dance Co, filled the Apothecary with dramatic tension and angst. The program was entitled how frail the human heart, but Halpin’s creations are not for the faint of heart.
“Home is where my parents live.” “Home is a place you go back to.” “Home is where I sleep at night.” These definitions were part of Alaine Handa’s creation Chameleon. Like the creature that changes color, we acclimate to our environs. What makes Handa’s production intriguing is that she has researched and interviewed Third Culture […]
“The reason women should go to college is because it gives them something to think about while ironing.” This line didn’t come from performer Ellouise Schoettler, but was inspired by her show Pushing Boundaries. As we stood outside the Goethe Institute post-performance, one of the audience members offered this quote, and it made Schoettler laugh […]
It’s Lonely Out in Space
Is there a friend you would be willing to die for if they asked you to make this ultimate sacrifice? And in exchange would they be willing to take on all the guilt you carry for people you have hurt and wrongs you have committed? Such questions sound like something out of Dickens or the […]
This Is Not a Time Bomb
It’s uncanny when an actor comes on stage and tells you exactly what will happen when you leave the theater that evening. Then again, lots of things about This is Not A Time Bomb are unsettling. It begins when Edward Daniels tells us we will probably leave the theater and have a conversation, but what […]
Source Festival – It’s Me … and Great(er) Depression
“Artistic Blind Dates” is the perfect title for the shows on view at the Source Festival this week: organizers invited three creators – from music, theater and dance – to make something in three months. They had never worked together before and were not even familiar with the other artists’ productions.