REVIEW: THE TEMPLE, OR, LEBENSRAUM

*SPOILERS* In considering Nat Cassidy’s absorbing new play, The Temple, or, Lebensraum, we would do well to first consider the many functions and responsibilities of adaptation. Cassidy’s play takes many elements from an H.P. Lovecraft short story from the 1920s called The Temple; though I think to say it is “inspired by” the story as Cassidy does in the playbill is indeed a more fair … Continue reading REVIEW: THE TEMPLE, OR, LEBENSRAUM

PRE-GAME: THE TEMPLE, OR LEBENSRAUM

My first proper Pre-Game of 2015 is for The Temple, or Lebensraum, which had its opening last night at The Brick, where it is being presented as part of 2015 Resident Artist Series. It will play through next weekend. Nat Cassidy is a super talented (and super nice) guy, whose work as a playwright, director, actor, and musician I have been sorely under exposed to. … Continue reading PRE-GAME: THE TEMPLE, OR LEBENSRAUM

Geoff Klock’s Casanova Book

I am late putting this up here, but my good friend Geoff Klock has just published a killer book through Seqart called The Future of Comics, The Future of Men: Matt Fraction’s Casanova. It’s a singular analysis of a bizarre comic that is very close to my heart. Here is the customer review I wrote on Amazon: Even after 15 years of reading and loving comics, Klock’s … Continue reading Geoff Klock’s Casanova Book