Flesh Eating Tiger
Flesh Eating Tiger captures the heartbreak, humor and also absurdity of what brings two people together in a relationship, especially if those two people seemingly are all wrong for each other. And with the added complication of addiction.
Playing with form, setting, and theatricality the piece soars in the questions it raises not only on themes of alcoholism and love but also theatre making itself. How does one tell a story? How does one capture what brings people together? How does one put ...
This Vicious Minute
Vicious recounts Moroski's struggle with self-mutilation, as well as with love, sex, and his church. They all get wrapped up in each other, one feeding on another, cycling, expounding. While Moroski did not begin cutting until he was seventeen, he starts his story four years previously, as a newly teenage boy, freshly saved from a religious retreat. He arrives at home eager to begin his life of personal purity void of lust, kissing, and masturbation. He could be good – righteous - if he could be ...
Robert and the Magic Mirror: Deep Space, NEIN!
The show is very much a big laugh at itself and that is what makes it fun. I couldn't believe I was laughing at some of the simplistic gags; the excellent comedic acting and improvisation of Mr. Boesel and Mr. Moore made me not feel guilty about it though. The bits were so outrageous that I got caught off guard several times and burst out laughing.
I loved the live band (and the theme song) and the cheesy sets as well. I kept thinking I was watching gifted 10-year-old's do their first backy...
the first two pieces were a little too "clever" for their own good in my opinion and the accents in the second were rough, but the third piece made it all worthwhile. it was a touching, well-written and extremely well executed piece. definitely worth seeing because of that third piece. ...
Actors Circle Ensemble presents: The Indian Wants the Bronx
The violence lying underneath every line and every action in this play made it exciting to watch. You always knew that no matter how calm the scene may be, an explosion was right underneath the surface.
I'll admit that I'm not someone who loves unending tension in a play. I don't like being uncomfortable in anticipation of bad things happening. However, I had no choice but to love this performance. Yes, I still felt anxious and uneasy, but that's what the play was meant to do. The actors ...
This Vicious Minute
It takes courage to bring your secrets to your family members and friends, but to bring them to a public audience takes something far beyond courage. To put everything on the table and reveal himself to an audience, with calm and determination, is a credit to Mr. Morowski's storytelling ability and self awareness. He never removes himself from the story, even though it has to be painful to retell it. He almost falls back into the moments of his story and truly relives it.
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The show was absolutely thrilling, and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. The dynamic between the 3 actors is very real and honest. Throughout the show I became more and more invested in each character, and found myself relating to pieces of all of them. I left the performance questioning my understanding of "accountability" and rethinking my interactions/relationships with others. I've already purchased tickets to see it again! ...
pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill
A friend suggested this production and I'm glad I got the experience. From the first images and spot-on costume for the artist who "made" it, I was totally riveted. The story made me question experience of life vs art and everything in-between. Ultimately, however, it made me question what the creators think of artists as a whole. Except in very rare cases when characters barely considered acting civil for a split second before indulging in selfish, drug and unhappiness-fueled actions, everyone c...
Making highly flawed characters who can produce devastating effects on others, sympathetic is a very difficult task for a writer. Steve Julian does just that in Altarcations, creating characters who are so real we can understand their moral dilemmas as we compare them to our own....
I saw this captivating and engaging play last Saturday. I was surprised when it was over as I had wanted to know the final outcome of those whose lives I had just glimpsed at the three tables. The space where it's held added to the intimacy needed for this particular setting. An added special touch were when the hostess and waiter came out and greeted those that were waiting to come in....