The Bedroom is by the far the worst venue I have yet to view a play in. The low ceilings provide for terrible sightlines, especially for those not in the first few rows. This also creates really atrocious lighting angles. I’m not sure why, but the acoustics are as bad as I’ve run into as […]
The Diamond Star Project
Catherine Asaro is a person of formidable accomplishment. A physicist with a PhD from Harvard, she has written twenty novels in her “Saga of the Skolian Empire” science fiction series as well as eleven other novels, and several novellas and short stories.
Dr. Science’s Science Time Science-va-ganza!
The worst thing about Dr. Science’s Science Time Science-va-ganza! is that it’s only an hour long.
In the Company of de sade
The Marquis de Sade may have been many things, but “modest” certainly wasn’t one of them. Like the infamous French libertine and playwright whom they evoke, the cast and crew of In The Company of de sade pull no punches and leave no taboo unturned as they present a bawdy, sex crazed, and ultimately moving […]
A messenger bag and a bonsai tree don’t necessarily scream “solo performance.” But with patience, a good story, and acting prowess, Michael Venske spins a few sparse props into a charming tale of self-reflection… and fortune cookies in Thumbs Up!
If the world ended tomorrow, what would you do? Find someone to shack up with, grab an underground bunker, or… make crafts? All of these zany options are explored and more in Orbit Chef’s Apocalypse Picnic, a sketch comedy show featuring shorts that rang from cockroach governments to a meeting between Jesus and L. Ron […]
Plan 9 from Outer Space meets Short Circuit in Planet Egg, Puppet Cinema’s low-fi, heart-felt science fiction spectacular.
Imagination Meltdown Adventure
Viewing Pointless Theatre’s Imagination Meltdown Adventure is like looking at a bowl of half-melted ice cream: what you see is runny, messy, and almost formless. But then you think “whatever:” though it might be a little soupy, it’s still just as sweet, cool and rich as it would be fresh out of the carton.
Stone Age Recreation: An Operetta
Billed as a Physical Comic Operetta, be forewarned that Stone Age Recreation: An Operetta is really more a dramedy with physicality.
Almost, Almost Maine
As a general rule, literally translating symbolism and colloquialisms isn’t a great thing to do on stage or a screen or really ever. Yet, that’s exactly what Christian Beltran and Mandy Moore in director Manu Kumasi’s version of Almost, Almost Maine. Throughout the seven or so vignettes, all with two people in some situation involving […]
Mein Kampf – Eine Komodie
The story of Hitler’s youth often gets overshadowed by his bloody WWII legacy, but the following is known: he began adulthood as a struggling, academically rejected artist in Vienna who was taken in by Jewish art dealers.
DADA Returns! (20th Anniversary Edition)
I don’t think I’ve ever sat through a performance feeling more hopeless and confused than I did during the opening night of DADA Returns: 20th Anniversary Edition.