Wednesday, July 23, 2008

As You Like It

Got to see Boomerang's production of As You Like It this past weekend. Directed by Matt Johnston, there are a ton of Nosedive folks involved. A really fun, lighthearted production... I enjoyed it a lot. Performance info below, or click here to check out some photos from Saturday's performance.

Boomerang Theatre Company presents

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Matt Johnston

Starring Rebecca Comtois, Michael Criscuolo, Jessi Gotta, John Greenleaf, Paul Hamilton, Brian Moore, Eli Schneider, Maria Silverman, Alisha Spielmann, Christian Toth, Matthew Trumbull, and Scott Williams

Performed FREE and outdoors in Central Park
(enter at West 69th Street and Central Park West)

Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm, July 19th - August 10th

"Rosalind is banished and dressed as a boy. Orlando is on the run but smitten by a girl he saw fleetingly at court. Phebe is in love with Rosalind's male persona. Touchstone is in love with Audrey the milkmaid. Audrey...well, she's none too bright. But that's okay, because Celia is in love with bad boy Oliver. And among all this lovin', Jaques wants none of it. Shakespeare's beloved play about the power and verity of amour, presented free and out of doors in lovely Central Park!"

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Review: Striptease Into the Trip to Bahia Blanca

Striptease Into the Trip to Bahia Blanca
reviewed by Pete Boisvert for

As the audience gathers before the show, we are told that the performance of Striptease Into The Trip To Bahia Blanca begins immediately upon entrance to the theatre. Moving into the darkened space, a figure is vaguely discernible. A woman sits onstage wearing sunglasses and an exotic hat, holding a bouquet of flowers awkwardly to one side. Above her is a projected video image of an unblinking eye, staring out at the audience. An audio track plays a quiet cacophony of voices, guitar music, and various bits of sound collage.

The evening proper consists of two one-act plays by Argentine playwright Griselda Gambaro, both of which center around the character of an actress. We begin with The Trip to Bahia Blanca, where a diva basks in the glow of a successful performance.

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