Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Yes Yes Yes" in 2008

Rude Guerrilla, a lovely whacked out bunch in SoCal, did "Candy & Dorothy" back in '04. For their '08 season, they asked several writers to take on the theme of The Seven Deadly Sins. I wrote a short piece for them called "Yes Yes Yes" - which you can see if you're in Santa Ana, CA - sometime - next year. Not sure when. Anyway, they're a great group, doing very dark theatre in a sunny place. And if you go see it, you can see which sin I picked.

UPDATE! "Seven Deadly Sins" at Rude Guerrilla, Santa Ana, CA, will run from May 29 to July 5, 2008.

"Busted Jesus Comix" in DC

Some nice news. Contracts are being signed for "Busted Jesus Comix" to be done as part of the Capital Fringe in Washington, DC next July. Specific dates and venues TBD.

DC's Capital Fringe

UPDATE! The Capital Fringe in DC runs form July 10 thru July 27, 2008. I'll post Busted Jesus dates and venues when available.

The Seafarer

Saw this last night at the Booth. Excellent show - acting, writing, everything. Beautiful. There is something delightfully old-fashioned and spooky about it - a great yarn. The actors - particularly Jim Norton, David Morse and Ciarin Hinds - utterly inhabit their roles as thirsty low-class Irish gents and a mysterious poker-loving visitor on Christmas Eve. Conor McPherson takes his time setting everything up, and when it takes off, it's a great night in the theatre.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Swamp Thing vs. Ann Coulter


Which of the above is most commonly referred to as a 'shambling mockery of humanity?'

No cheating!

Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2005-2006

The 2005 production of "Busted Jesus Comix" at Access Theatre is discussed in the Off Off Broadway section of the Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2005-2006. Available at Amazon. Many thanks to Martin Denton for the heads-up.

Beautiful Darling

"Beautiful Darling," the upcoming documentary on Candy Darling, will be shown in a rough cut at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens on November 10, at 8:30 PM. I was interviewed for this movie at the Chelsea Hotel a year ago. It's really a labor of love for the director, James Rasin, and Jeremiah Newton, the executive producer and Candy's great friend. Don't know if I made it into this cut, but it should be worth checking out.

And for upcoming news on my play "Candy & Dorothy" in New York - a fantasy on an afterlife meeting between Candy Darling and Dorothy Day - be sure to see our website.

More information on "Beautiful Darling," along with upcoming screenings, is here.

A Funeral Home in Brooklyn

If you're in or around Montclair, New Jersey, this weekend, check out my show, A Funeral Home in Brooklyn, at Cafe Theatre. It runs through November 3.

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Burning Spiritual Questions of Our Time

Nice to know that the religious philosopher-kings of Virginia Beach are concerning themselves with the burning spiritual questions of our time - like whether or not their religion permits them to give candy corn to children dressed as pirates and ballerinas.

Vanya on 42nd St

This movie rocks. Watched it on Saturday night. Everyone is great - Wallace Shawn, Julianne Moore, Brooke Smith (the 'Mr.-I've-Got-Your-Dog' Girl from 'Silence of the Lambs'), Lynn Cohen, Larry Pine. It's David Mamet's adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, shot at the New Amsterdam around '94. Good Lord, it already looks like a period piece and it's only 13-14 years old.

Anyone says Americans can't do Chekhov, steer 'em to this one.