Category Archives: Theater

The Madness of Tim Curry (and other theatricals)

The madness of Tim Curry (see title) is a special kind of insanity.  It’s the true actor’s gift — the ability to be fully invested in whatever scene and character you are performing at the time.  For example, watch this: … Continue reading

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On Behaving Like an Actor on the Stage

When I started, I was a poor actor.  Now, I’m still a poor actor, but at least I’m not in debt. But what, forsooth, you might be thinking, was the problem with your acting? Namely, this: That I was too … Continue reading

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On (pieces) of the Frenetic Fringe Festival

A few nights ago I saw Lineup the 2nd for the Houston Fringe Festival presented by FrenetiCore.  There was a weekend of shows before this one, and two weekends after it before the entire affair is over.  Just in case … Continue reading

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On My Fascination With Ionesco: The Leader & The Future is in Eggs

Oh, Ionesco, it has been so long!  What have you been up to? Oh, you’re dead, yes, I know.  But still?  But still. I’ve never been a fan of Ionesco’s short plays, even though that’s what he grew famous for.  … Continue reading

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On Striking

ONE I’ve never had a problem with it, really.  You need to stand up for what you want, and if standing up means clogging up the works, throwing wrenches into the gears, removing the cogs themselves so that the machinery … Continue reading

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On Cancelling Shows, Namely, Tonight’s

First, the bad news: There will be no show tonight.  Due to a complication with our lead actor, the Thursday (7/29) showing of “Tuned to a Dead Channel” had to be cancelled. Then, the good news: However, the rest of … Continue reading

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On Understudies

Question the First: What do you do if you can’t fit under the desk? The problem with understudying is that your position is, by definition, expendable.  Not you, yourself, no.  And not actually the position of understudy, either.  But in … Continue reading

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On My Fascination With Ionesco: Rhinoceros edition

Rhinoceros is the first play of Ionesco’s that I read, and I believe it’s a good introduction for the uninitiated.  Of course, I may change that opinion once I finish rereading his earlier (and shorter) plays, but my memory of … Continue reading

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On Having Lied About What I Would Write About Today

Sorry for all of you Ionesco enthusiasts who were dying to hear about my thoughts re: his most famous play Rhinoceros that would’ve been quickly followed in the days ahead by thoughts re: The Killer and a number of his … Continue reading

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On My Fascination With Ionesco

I don’t really know why I love Ionesco so much.  I think much of my admiration-fascination-obsession with him as a playwright comes from him being my first real exposure to absurdism in the theater. Along with all the creative writing … Continue reading

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