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Out and About, September 09

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Leave a Comment

So much to see, and do!

How many Flux friendly playwrights can you fit into one event? How about ForePlay vets Andrea Thome, Mac Rogers, James Comtois, Jeff Lewonczyk, and Crystal Skillman; then throw in a Pretty Theft Adam Szymkowicz and stir in some Lesser Seductions me? That's just what you'll be getting at Shstrng Prodctns' upcoming One-Minute Play Festival at HERE Arts Center. We're all bringing some new shorties - mine is called Kisses And Other Natural Disasters.

Speaking of Mac, if you haven't already, please make time togo see Gideon's production of Mac Roger's Viral, which has now extended it's run as part of the Fringe Encore series. Isaiah and I saw this one together and were both blown away (as you may have already heard me say once or twenty-twice).

Speaking of Fringe extensions, I am super psyched that Piper McKenzie's Willy-Nilly has been extended, having missed it the first time round. It's a more unusual take at the madness of the late 60's that we'll be chronicling ourselves in November, so hurrah for extensions and I hope to see you there.

Director Pete Boisvert (who dazzled the Have Another crowd with his work on Opaline) has a new production going up called The Brokenhearteds, which is what I assume I'll be if I miss it.

Director Isaac Butler tackles the newest piece from The Management, MilkMilkLemonade. Read a good interview with playwright Josh Conkel at Adam's blog here.

What else is coming up that you would recommend? Did you see any of the shows from our last Out and About, and if so, what did you think? Post away...


  • Isaiah Tanenbaum said:  

    I saw, and greatly enjoyed, Powerhouse at the Fringe, and am thrilled to see it got an extension along with Viral. Catch it if you can!

    It's the story of the guy who wrote much of the music you know from the Looney Toon cartoons -- he was actually this crazy, self-involved genius who never watched cartoons, alienated a series of wives, and wanted to use computers to recreate the "perfect" music he heard in his head. Great performances all around, especially from the main character. Also there are brilliantly funny bunraku puppets for the original "cartoon" sequences, set to his music. Bunraku puppets, people!

    Full disclosure: the company producing it is a bunch of Oberlin graduates who knew my sister, which is why I went to see it. But the show definitely stands on its own, even if your sibling didn't know the producers in college.

  • August Schulenburg said:  


    It sounds great - Aaron Riccio also just posted a rave review: http://thatsoundscool.blogspot.com/2009/09/fringepowerhouse.html