RSSArchive for June, 2009

The Freak is Dead

The Freak is Dead

Long live the Freak. Let’s try to remember him at his best. Enjoy. Rest in peace, Michael.

That Bouncing Audience Member

That Bouncing Audience Member

Hilariously libidinal and sardonically subconscious post over at Kyle T. Wilson’s blog Frank’s Wild Lunch concerning a particularly annoying audience member at Redcat’s recent Wooster Group Show. Too damn funny. The “inner thoughts” portion might make a nice monologue for an aspiring actor. Are actors still “aspiring” these days…?

We're Still Here

We’re Still Here

For those still tuning in. I know it’s hard to tell. Been a bit of a difficult time the last couple weeks and the deal is with a site like this – once you get behind – it’s hard to catch up. But I’ll try. Hope to have sorted out our “bad” site status soon […]

The Monday Moment

The Monday Moment

This is a time when American can unite in a creative way to show the Iranian people that we are still “lovers of freedom”. The cartoon is vivid and says it all. Check it out.

Critique of the Week

Critique of the Week

MADNESS IN VALENCIA by Eve Meadows – Stagehappenings Although Lope De Vega allegedly wrote over 1,500 plays, sailed with the Armada, ended his life as a priest, and lived at the same time as Shakespeare and Cervantes, judging by this play, he is no match to his illustrious contemporaries. One wonders why this piece was […]

Technical Difficulties

Technical Difficulties

For those of you still visiting (than you) and we apologize for the malware technical difficulties. We are addressing them now. Sorry for the inconvenience. Don’t give up on us yet! This too shall be resolved!

“Fellowship!”: 100% Sweet

“Fellowship!”: 100% Sweet

SWEET From Thursday’s sellout crowd’s enthusiastic response to every song, joke, and reference, I’d guess that most of them were diehard Lord Of The Ring fans, and doubtless the more you know, the more you’ll “get” the in-jokes. But even non-LOTR aficionados like myself can have an equally fine time with Frodo and his friends. […]

“The Singing Skeleton”: 50% Bitter

“The Singing Skeleton”: 50% Bitter

BITTERSWEET Sadly, Act 2 disintegrates into cheap sketch, still garnering laughs, but from feeble jokes rather than clever insights. Occasionally the foolishness pauses for a melodramatic moment, but the play never regains the polish and painfully funny beauty of Act 1. Tom Provenzano – LA Weekly BITTER Playwright Stefan Marks is clearly trying to tell […]

“Madness in Valencia”: 75% Sweet

“Madness in Valencia”: 75% Sweet

SWEET For all the technical details and the abundant merits of Karpinski’s production, one does have the feeling that the play has been more staged than interpreted. The canvas on which the work unfolds contains few striking visual motifs that offer an urgent idea of why this play is being performed — beyond the obvious […]

“Oleanna”: 100% Sweet

“Oleanna”: 100% Sweet

SWEET “Oleanna” still fills me with reservations — artistic as well as political. Yes, the debate is tendentiously rigged. But you can’t argue with a play that retains the power to get theatergoers arguing with each other as they head home. Charles McNulty – LA Times BITTERSWEET The only line of defense against this play’s […]

Oh, Well That Makes ALL the Difference...

Oh, Well That Makes ALL the Difference…

Oh, please! Just because U2 has become “attached” to Spider Man, the Musical doesn’t make it cool! It’s still SPIDER MAN, THE MUSICAL! Good Lord. I’m exhausted just thinking about it…

The Monday Moment

The Monday Moment

Kinda sexy and creepy all at once. And informative!

I'm Back

I’m Back

New York was grand as always. Saw “Godot”. More on that later. Did a great scene with Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Sandra Oh, in “The Rabbit Hole” film. And caught a cold cuz I stayed out too late drinking and tried to see WAY too many people. Good to be back with my boy […]

Off to the NYC

Off to the NYC

Heading out tomorrow morning so probably light posting for the next couple of days. I know there’s a lot of worthy shows out there that deserve a Lemon Reading, but damnit I’m only one man! Hopefully catching some Broadway shizzle and I will return with news of its worth. Until then, Lemon Heads unite!

The Monday Moment

The Monday Moment

Ah, the Great American Pastime…