Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Update - Theater Stuff I'm Doing

Last weekend to see Baal!
by Bertolt Brecht
directed by Janet Bentley
September 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 2005

This classic play chronicles the shameless, voracious pursuit of total pleasure and sensual self-fulfillment by Baal, a young artist. His companionship with Ekart, a complex love-hate relationship that is at times erotic, nurturing, violent, and indifferent, explores the consequences of hedonism.

Note: Brecht plays are difficult, deep, and dark. Many people come out of them wondering what the heck just happened. Don't expect a straightforward, spoon-fed play here.

I'd also mention this one has very adult topics on sex and stuff. No actual nudity, but there are some unique fashion statements. . . .

A scene I wrote is going to be performed as part of City Circle's New Play Festival:
Second Annual
New Play Festival 2005
Uberdirected by Dave Helmuth

Part One:
September 30, Oct 1 & 2 (this is when my scene goes up)
Part Two:
Oct 7, 8 & 9

"Seasons Change"
A couple try to address the details of their life as one faces an uncertain future.

(My note: uncertain future?? I suppose, in one sense. I'd argue it is not so much that they are uncertain about what the future holds, more that they are uncertain about their own ability to handle a future they know is rather inevitable. If you want to read the scene and decide for yourself, go here.).

On Golden Pond:

On Golden Pond

By Ernest Thompson

Directed By Jason Hedden

The heartwarming and hilarious celebration of everyday struggles and ultimate triumphs of life, love, and family as 3 generations try to bridge the gaps.

Performed at the Exhibit Hall on the Johnson County 4H Fairgrounds

October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

For tickets, contact the ICCT box office at (319) 338-0443.

Moongarden Acting Company will be doing Macbeth:

directed by Michael Sokoloff

Abraham Peterka as Macbeth
Paula Grady as Lady Macbeth

October 28, 29 & November 4, 5
at the Iowa City Community Theatre building.

Curtain 8pm

I get to play Lady MacDuff, and get killed in Scene 4. It's going to be intense, very violent, and really, really cool.

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