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06.21.2010 | | Posted at 09:05 AM

Alchemist Theatre’s CLOSET LAND

By Russ Bickerstaff
I didn’t sleep well last night. It’s not often that a play can do that for me. Alchemist Theatre really lives-up to its name with its production of Closet Land. The script is solid, but not particularly brilliant. The acting is good, but not particularly inspiured. Somehow unremarkable elements come together to make something profoundl disturbing—emotionally affecting on a overwhelming leve...
01.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Alchemist Theatre co-founder Aaron Kopec had a somewhat circuitous path to building the theatre/bar that is now entering its second year breaking even with a nearly full calendar. Back in mid-December of last year, I talked with him about he origins of the Alchemist. THE BUSINESS MODELAaron Kopec: I don’t like—and I fully understand why it’s a necessity—I don’t like artist begging for...
01.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
In arranging an interview with Alchemist Theatre Co-founder Aaron Kopec for an A&E feature, I quickly found out how much time he spends at the place: nearly all of it. The man who helped make one of the most active small theatre spaces in town requested the interview to be there at the theatre/bar. I showed-up not more than an hour before he was set to open on an evening in the middle of las...

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