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06.17.2014 | 38 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This is what happens after the comic strip. The panels drain of their color. We only see the black outlines of panels. They're empty. They are a void of color. Only the concrete grey that seems to cover everything. The silhouettes of the empty comic panels almost feel burnt onto the walls. Burt V. Royal’s Dog Dees God uses the vocabulary of Charles Schultz's mid-20th century Peanuts characters t...
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

A ‘Dark Play’ with a few bright points

 Carlos Murillo’s Dark Play or Stories for Boys is the type of story about social networking that has been circulating since the dawn of the Internet. An adolescent
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Exploring identity and desire in a socially networked world

 This November, Pink Banana Theatre stages a production of a contemporary exploration into the nature of identity. In an increasingly complex world of social networking, personality and desire have become very liquid. Carlos Murrillo’s Dark Play or Stories For Boys casts a light into the fragmented world of a
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

A comic riff on Hitchcock

 The Phantom Cicada Theatre Company delivers a solidly comic evening of outdoor theater at summer’s end as it presents The 39 Steps. Drew Brhel directs a cast of four playing a great many roles in a briskly paced send-up of the 1930s Alfred Hitchcock spy story. William Bolz manages the right amount of wry humor in the
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
The story of The 39 Steps goes back to 1915. Scottish John Buchan wrote the adventure while languishing in bed with an ulcer. The story was serialized in a British magazine. Twenty years later Alfred Hitchcock turned it into a film, considered one of his greatest early pictures. Seven decades later, a comic stage
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Toni Martin shines in ‘Spike Heels’

 A contemporary take on Pygmalion, Theresa Rebeck's Spike Heels involves a woman who is learning from two different men. Each man wants something different from her
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
The Old and New Testaments receive comic treatment from Phantom Cicada Theater and SummerStage in a production of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) at the space at Next Act Theatre. Bo Johnson directs Nate Press, Emmitt Morgans...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
It is said that real life mirrors art. John Guare's play Six Degrees of Separation, which opened last weekend at Sunset Playhouse, uses both as a starting point. Six Degrees is based upon a real account that began in 1983 with a smooth-talking...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
When people take advantage of the ambiguity of identity at the expense of others, it can get positively revolting. Take the case of David Hampton, a man who passed himself off as the son of Sidney Poitier in the early '80s. Hampton conned money...
03.26.2012 | | Posted at 07:50 AM

A Staged Reading of a new comedy by David Press

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s not often that I have legitimate opportunity to mention Poet’s Monday in this theatre blog . . . but fortune has allowed me to mention it twice now in a one-week timeframe. (My wife and I met at the poetry venue, so there’s a soft place inside me for the long-running show.) My excuse fro mentioning it this time around may be a little bit more legitimate than the last time. Evidently D...

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