We really don't care about theatre do we?

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yes, nice one!

jed_, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 23:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

don't leave it too late.

jed_, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 23:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

C14 on a whim :D

conrad, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 00:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

just keep your hands to yourself :D

jed_, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 00:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'll bring some wine gums

conrad, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 00:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

desert sorted, i'll bring criss

jed_, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 00:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Just done this, btw - don't know what I'll bring

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 13 February 2011 19:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

great!

big 2 ltr bottle of coke?

jed_, Sunday, 13 February 2011 20:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

sure :-)b

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 13 February 2011 20:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

want this shirt

tehresa, Saturday, 26 March 2011 23:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

James 'fucking' Corden in One Man Two Guv'nors at The National Theatre. Yeah ok he was actually pretty good in this. Starts out like an 'ironic' revival of an awful 1960s sitcom, terrible jokes and all, interspersed with moments of 'hilarious' slapstick. Most of the audience seemed to think this actually was the funniest thing they'd seen in their lives, I was considerably more sceptical, but as the slapstick got thicker and the scenarios got more ridiculous it pretty much won me over. The story is so thin as to be nonexistent but most of the performances are top notch. There are a couple of audience interaction moments which beggar belief, and they try something interesting and different with the between-scene music numbers - fun when the cast are doing their turns, not so much when the house band are wearing out their welcome.

ledge, Friday, 24 June 2011 10:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I was at an amateur production of Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead last night. Great fun.

The New Dirty Vicar, Friday, 24 June 2011 12:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

13 at the National Theatre, a big ol' mess of bad philosophy, vague mysticism, fill-in-the-blanks zeitgeist, and pointlessly rehearsed old political arguments. I can't figure out what exactly what the message was, but the available options are either obviously stupid, stupidly insulting, or insultingly obvious.

antiautodefenestrationism (ledge), Thursday, 27 October 2011 08:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Finally got on the Jerusalem bandwagon, fantastic. Amazing character and performance. Let down a little by my crappy restricted view seat. Wonder what A Farrell of this parish thought...

ledge, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/jan/20/jacobean-tragedies-changeling-duchess-malfi

^sorta wanna see...

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 21 January 2012 12:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

we're bringing back a musical we did two years ago to the local Fr!nge Festival. last time, it sold out all but one performance, got great press, and won the venue, but we knew there were weaknesses with the script, so we tasked out to make rewrites.

I was not one of the script writers (of which there were two), but I was asked to consult last time. I made a lot of suggestions that got used, and didn't really bitch about the non-writer credit as I was overwhelmed by the positive experience and got swept up in the teamwork of it all (we all really helped finish writing it together).

This time, though...i'm starting to wonder why I'm not at least getting a "with additional material by" credit. The original music director, who really gave one minor contribution, got this credit.

I actually supplied 13 of the lines, and wrote the entire conceit for the ending, which is the one thing that was holding the show up. kinda feel like I should demand an "additional material by" credit. I don't want a regular writer's credit because the script is still overwhelmingly the two main writers', but I gave more than just a few throwaway jokes.

*sigh*. dunno if it's worth pursuing, not like I'm getting money out of it anyway.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 January 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would pursue it but if it looks like resulting in any kind of stress or bad feeling i'd probably advise you to forget about it.

jed_, Sunday, 29 January 2012 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda what I'm thinking

Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 January 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm more like a script doctor I guess anyway

Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 January 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty much just a dude that says NOT FUNNY when the writers get out of hand

Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 January 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

a valuable service!

jed_, Sunday, 29 January 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Was at a cast party for a show my friends did last night. Usually fun, but man, sometimes actors can get so sensitive about press that they wind up being out of character offensive.

Take my close friend, D, for example. He's a compassionate, family man with two kids, who occasionally lapses into childish territory, but no more than any other emotionally stunted actor. He was very friendly and supportive a few years ago when quite a few notable local theatre personalities tragically passed away.

So it was quite uncomfortable and disturbing to me when he got on the topic of this awful show we did together last year (that he wrote). It was one of the worst things I've done, and quietly, many of us involved have admitted as such after the fact. Except him and a few others. We got a bad review in the press by one of the local critics, and he was stung by it at the time.

However, six months later, she tragically died in her sleep. Many people in our circle knew her and were devastated by it...and D knew this. For whatever reason, though, he still hasn't made peace with the review, and starts whining about this woman and her lack of credentials last night. Which would have been somewhat harmless if he wasn't doing it in front of one of the late critic's friends, who I could tell was trying to get him to pump the brakes, before reluctantly tuning him out for two minutes until he got on another topic.

o_O. Awk...ward. Actors who can't see their own faults and hate critics confuse the everliving shit out of me.

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Sunday, 26 February 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

(the 'she' that died being the critic)

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Sunday, 26 February 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Profile of Mike Nichols:
http://nymag.com/arts/theater/profiles/mike-nichols-2012-3/index2.html

He's using the original set and score for his Death of a Salesman revival. Hmm.

Clancy Fans and Fancy Clans (Eazy), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Just booked tickets to see Juliet Binoche in Miss Julie at the Barbican in September. PSYCHED!!!!!

jed_, Monday, 16 April 2012 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Off to Other Desert Cities tonight (annual Broadway splurge); haven't seen Stockard Channing in awhile (2 Guare plays) and Stacy Keach never...

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

saw brimstone and treacle at the arcola in dalston (london) last night... very good though lots of changes from potter's original, and hackneyed use of punk music between acts to show changing britain or some similarly dumb overdone thing.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

only saw the film with Shting

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

jesus just googled that, crazy! is it any good?

the original tv play is brilliant.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

stage version last night did have the amusing cliffhanger at the end whereby nobody wanted to applaud too soon after the rape scene that ends it. long, long and awkward silence.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember it being good... probably the 3rd Potter I saw after the two versions of Pennies from Heaven.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Plug plug plug to New Yorkers:

A show I adapted and directed is going to run in NYC in August. Details here and here.

Odd Spice (Eazy), Thursday, 12 July 2012 01:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

thx Eazy.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 July 2012 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll be at all the shows--say hi if you make it there.

Odd Spice (Eazy), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Tech-ed my show today. Love being next door to Mamoun's and the Comedy Cellar.

Showtimes:
http://www.nyc-arts.org/events/20291/fringenyc-an-interrogation-primer

Earth, Wind & Fire & Alabama (Eazy), Thursday, 9 August 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

hah, I was at Mamoun's at 6pm... I'll have to figure this out

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 August 2012 02:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw Sam Shepard's new play, Heartless, last night. As always with him, very hit or miss, but some moments that work are sticking with me. Truly weird, rather than the more naturalistic True West, et al. Back to his shapeshifting roots.

Really liked the Signature space a lot--acoustics were perfect. And all tickets are $25--perfect price for an inconsistent show that I'm very glad to have seen.

Gary Cole is actually terrific in this.

Earth, Wind & Fire & Alabama (Eazy), Monday, 13 August 2012 22:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

My show's getting a bunch of great reviews. Tix may sell out soon.

http://www.backstage.com/review/ny-theater/off-off-broadway/an-interrogation-primer-at-the-NY-Fringe-Festival/

Earth, Wind & Fire & Alabama (Eazy), Saturday, 18 August 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

great stuff Eazy. well done!

jed_, Saturday, 18 August 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had a great time watching 3 Tom Murphy plays today.

http://www.druid.ie/productions/druidmurphy-the-plays-of-tom-murphy

all the worlds a stage and kitty's just stepped into the spotlight (cajunsunday), Saturday, 18 August 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll be dere Saturday, Eazy.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 12:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Great great--I'll be there.

Earth, Wind & Fire & Alabama (Eazy), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

seeing this tomorrow:

jed_, Friday, 24 August 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

it lasts four and a half hours.

jed_, Friday, 24 August 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eaz, just look after the show for a guy who has a cane or appears to need one. (hoping I can get there, today is a bitch)

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 August 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

The theater (unfortunately) is up two flights of stairs, in case that makes a difference.

Been a good run, both with audiences and press. Hope to do more with it.

Earth, Wind & Fire & Alabama (Eazy), Friday, 24 August 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy shit that was 4 hours of absolutely incredible stagecraft. i have NEVER seen an entire audience give a standing ovation for a full ten minutes but that's what happened.

jed_, Sunday, 26 August 2012 01:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

just found out i won free tickets to see theatre de la ville-paris's staging of ionesco's 'rinocerose' tomorrow night!

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Friday, 21 September 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw I really liked the play Eazy directed, and not just cuz 40 mins is about the longest I can sit these days.

kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 September 2012 01:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey, thanks. Didn't think you made it, between the two flights and the cane, and very glad you did.

canonical casual cordouroy (Eazy), Friday, 21 September 2012 02:04 (2 years ago) Permalink


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