Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cinderella in the WSJ

My friend Kevin Newbury, who directed "Candy & Dorothy" in New York and Wellfleet Harbor, got a rave review for his production of Rossini's "Cenerentola" at Glimmerglass Opera in the Wall Street Journal.

Coming up for me..."Effie Jean in Tahiti" at Blue Coyote. Euripides, Shakespeare, Abbott & Costello. Details soon.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Backstage Name Checks Play Russia

From Mark Peikert, who wrote up "Conversations on Russian Literature Plus Three More Plays" for NY Press.

Yes Yes Yes this Thurs at the - um - Peter Jay Sharp!

"Yes Yes Yes," which was previously seen in Blue Coyote's "Happy Endings," will perform at the Samuel French Festival on Thurs July 16. This version features Sean Kenin, Joe Curnutte and Joseph Yeargain, once again directed by Gary Shrader. It's at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (which is Playwrights Horizons, we're just not allowed to say that - but it's that building, OK?) 7:30 Thurs night. Tickets can be snagged here.

More info on the Festival can be found here, their very cool blog for the event.

Pictured above: Joe Curnutte, Jimmy Ireland and Carter Jackson in the original production of "Yes Yes Yes" at the Access Theatre, 2008.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Quote of the Day

"When the young behave badly, as we are told so many of them do now, it is because society has clearly behaved worse. We have the teenagers, like the politicians and the wars, that we deserve." J.B. Priestley, "Margin Released"