Home / Tag: Fools for Tragedy
11.10.2011 | | Posted at 09:07 AM

Fools For Tragedy host play reading to benefit the Hunger Task Force

By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatre is so ephemeral. It’s often quite difficult to tell if a performance actually having some kind of tangible effect on things rather than simply existing onstage for a span of time. It’s nice to see the occasional show that looks to do something real and tangible beyond the stage as well. This month, Fools For Tragedy presents the first in its Play in A Bucket series. The idea behind ...
09.23.2011 | | Posted at 09:29 AM


By Russ Bickerstaff
    Fools For Tragedy recently released details on its upcoming February show—Jordan Gwiazdowski’s Waiting . . . which also bears the name The Intrepid Two in a promo pic on the company’s website. Staged at the Alchemist Theatre, the show is set in the Tehatre de Babylone in Paris. Two actors have received, “anonymous contracts,” to perform in a production of Becket’s classic Waitin...
09.03.2011 | | Posted at 10:47 PM

New theatre company announces its next two projects

By Russ Bickerstaff
In the days since it closed its one-weekend-only production of In My Mind's Eye, there's been some activity on the group'™s website. Pear Photography has posted some absolutely beautiful studio shots of many of the characters. A studio that has worked on Liz Shipe'™s Grimm'™s Fairy Tale photoshoots, Pear Photography's Perry Heideman did some beautiful work for the show. There'™s a series of ...
08.26.2011 | | Posted at 09:26 AM

Fools For Tragedy's IN MY MIND'S EYE

By Russ Bickerstaff
Talented actress Stephanie Staszak opened the first door into the theatre. Equally talented stage actress Shannon Tyburski opened the second door. With this kind of talent opening the doors, it’s really no surprise that In My Mind’s Eye has a great cast. (Still would've been nice to see Staszak or Tyburski onstage, though.) This being a modification of Hamlet, the production has kind of a lar...
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011
Countless actors have traversed the dark, twisted corridors of Shakespeare's Hamlet over the years. But time has largely rendered what was once a deep, vibrant drama into a museum artifact. In the four centuries since the play was written, it's almost become a fool's errand to...
04.27.2011 | | Posted at 07:36 AM

A fresh deconstruction of Hamlet at the end of the summer

By Russ Bickerstaff
A local theatre critic once suggested that Shakespeare should only really be done by trained professionals. Right. The thing is . . . there'™s a kind of universal vitality to Shakespeare that almost begs for contemporary mutation. I want to see Shakesepare done by trained professionals, yes. I also want to see Shakespeare done by trained monkeys. I want to see Shakespeare done by mannequins on ...