ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PRE-GAME

Monologist Mike Daisey is currently in the midst of an epic 29-night “theatrical novel” called All the Faces of the Moon.  Each night from September 5th through October 3rd, Daisey has performed and will perform a new “chapter” at Joe’s Pub.  When I first heard about this ambitious format, my first instinct as someone who (wrongly) considers himself a hardcore theater commentator was that I … Continue reading ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PRE-GAME

FRINGENYC 2013 PRE-GAME

Five plays in two days?  It must be time for the New York Fringe Festival. Some of the best shows I’ve seen in New York have been part of the Fringe:  Pulp Shakespeare, which adapted Pulp Fiction into an iambic pentameter Shakespeare play, Theater of the Arcade, which mashed-up 80’s video game icons with the signature styles of famous playwrights, and Invader? I Hardly Know … Continue reading FRINGENYC 2013 PRE-GAME

LIGATURE MARKS PRE-GAME

I didn’t intend to do a Pre-Game for Gideon Productions’ Ligature Marks, which is being presented as part of the Brick’s Game Play Festival, but my scheduling got crossed up and I found myself with an extra week to think about it beforehand. Also helpful:  playwright Mac Rogers posted a couple of blog entries on the Gideon Website that locate this new play as a kind … Continue reading LIGATURE MARKS PRE-GAME

GAME PLAY FESTIVAL PRE-GAME (Bonus Round)

This week, I will be covering two shows in The Brick Theater’s Game Play Festival.  Not much to Pre-Game, but I did want to get a few things down before posting reviews later this week. This is the fifth year of the Festival, which highlights works that live at the crossroads of video gaming and performing arts,  and I am embarrassed to say this is the first … Continue reading GAME PLAY FESTIVAL PRE-GAME (Bonus Round)

#CORIOLANUS PRE-GAME: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S CORIOLANUS

Tomorrow I will be posting my review for Theater in Asylum’s production of #Coriolanus, a 21st Century, social media inspired adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Coriolanus.  But I must first air some grievances:  before deciding to see this I knew nothing about either Theater in Asylum’s work OR Shakespeare’s play.  Though I have caught up with the company as much as possible on … Continue reading #CORIOLANUS PRE-GAME: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S CORIOLANUS

FRANKENSTEIN UPSTAIRS PRE-GAME: THE HONEYCOMB TRILOGY

This week I will be reviewing Mac Rogers’ play Frankenstein Upstairs.  Before the review posts tomorrow, I am putting up a series of “Pre-Game” posts, where I talk a little about the  Mac Rogers plays I’ve covered before and how perspective figures into each of them.  You can read the first part, about Rogers’ play Universal Robots, here. Throughout 2012, Gideon Productions presented the full cycle of … Continue reading FRANKENSTEIN UPSTAIRS PRE-GAME: THE HONEYCOMB TRILOGY