Friday, June 10, 2005

A Lie of the Mind

Theatre Vertigo
June 9, 2005; closes July 2, 2005

Thoughtful study of Sam Shepard’s skewed view of tortured love, family dysfunction. A number of special moments, though pace was slow, dialects all over mid-country map. Starbirds took star turns; rest of cast uneven. Pete Bogh’s live underscoring not only bridged side-by-side plots, but built tranquil dischord to match words.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Neal Starbird is adorable.

Anonymous said...

hotter than Spencer yum-yum Conway. mmmm....boytoys!

Anonymous said...

No way! Neal is a really hottie, but Spencer is way hotter. mmmm that's yummy!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Kevin Connell!

Anonymous said...

We need a separate blog where we can anonymously talk about actors!

Anonymous said...

what we need is Neal Starbird on a stick!

Anonymous said...

Amen to that!

Anonymous said...

I could sop him up with a biscuit!

Anonymous said...

Let's coax him with Spencer Conway on a string!

Anonymous said...

Someone please cast a play where Neal Starbird and Spencer Conway have a hot love scene!

Anonymous said...

...or a love triangle with Neal Starbird and Spencer COnway both vying for the love of an older man played by Kevin Connell. Quick, somebody call Matt Zrebski and get him to write this play!

Anonymous said...

re: "what we need is Neal Starbird on a stick!"

There is a photo of Neal on a stick. It was a prop that was cut from "Lorca in a Green Dress".

Anonymous said...

Neal Starbird groupies should note his upcoming appearance in
Theatre Vertigo's Faust 2.0
.

And for those unfamiliar with Mr. Starbird, here's a little background:

Neal Starbird has a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Arkansas. He moved to Portland in the Fall of 2000, and quickly "fell in" with Theatre Vertigo. For Vertigo, Neal has appeared as Mephistopheles in Faust. Us, Titus in Freedomland, and as Angel Mike, et al., in Poona The FuckDog and other Stories for Children. Other Portland credits include Fan in Frogwoman, Cupid in Cupid & Psyche, and Aron in Darkstep and Dawning, all for Stark Raving Theatre; Edward in The 7 Deadly Sins for Liminal Group; and Adam in The Shape of Things for Artists Reperatory Theatre.

Anonymous said...

Plus he has a tight ol' butt! Yum

Anonymous said...

Neal, are you out there?

c.porter said...

Never mind all this nonsense about good plays, skilled acting, quality production values, etc. All you need to produce a successful show is Neal Starbird's ass. Hell, just nice photos, and Neal can relax at home and wait for the checks.