Saturday, March 25, 2006

Other shows that are out there

Some shows I don’t think I’m going to be able to see personally:

After School Girlfight! Kill! Kill! (Gun Happy Theatrical Ensemble)
Don't You Know Who I Think I Am? (Stephen Lisk)
What Mad Pursuit (Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon)
Lullaby (PassinArt: A Theatre Company)

Anyone seen any of these?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Caught After School Girlfight on closing night... without a doubt, funniest thing I've seen in a long time. Everybody onstage was spot on. Looking around the audience, almost everyone was near tears from laughing so hard. Kudos to Gun Happy for on an amazing show.

Anonymous said...

I saw "Don't you know who I think I am?" on Friday night.
It is really good. God challenges him to a football game in an effort to set him straight. It is funny and moving. Great surprise for a late night.

Anonymous said...

I think "What Mad Pursuit" closed this past weekend. I saw it some time before. Although the action centers on a dinner party (circa late 1890s) involving Heinrich Schliemann -- an established authority (prickly and defensive, because he hasn't received much respect from the larger professional community) -- and Sir Arthur Evans, a young turk in the archaeology business, it leaps about in time, before and after. Their spouses figure into much of the action, and there's an odd coda depicting present-day tourists tramping through the ruins at Crete (a chance for the four actors to change dress and partners briefly). The show turned out to be much more interesting than it sounded up front -- not only due to some excellent writing and a fine cast, but a (muted) multi-media presentation involving slides of artworks, locales, and pithy quotes from Eliot and Keats projected above and behind. I'm not entirely convinced everything works in the show as written, but as a world premiere of a new play by British playwright Julian Keith, it was a quiet triumph for Classic Greek Theatre's second "experimental" spring outing. -- Quixel

Anonymous said...

Caught opening night of "Don't you know who I think I am". Went in without expectations, came out loving it. Brutally honest material turned darkly comic.

Follow Spot said...

With best of intentions, I tried seeing In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer this weekend, but wasn’t paying attention to the schedule, arriving shortly before 8 p.m. for what’s actually 7 p.m. curtain. My apologies, especially since I’m booked next/closing weekend. Hopefully others will share feedback about the show.

Follow Spot said...

Another show I haven't seen: Bugsy Malone at Northwest Children's Theater ...

Anyone?

Gitane said...

Missing In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer was definitely your loss -- just got back from tonight's performance, and it was uniformly excellent. Every actor brought an honesty and commitment to his role: passion and nuance were balanced throughout. The timely and thought-provoking script was also well served by director and designers, and the packed house hung, riveted, on every word.