For only having had two weeks with Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind's founding director Greg Allen the students at Rhodes College have developed a compelling original Neo-Futurist show. Incorporating elements of the confessional monologue, improv comedy, and Brechtian social commentary Neo-Futurism isn't going to be everybody's cup of Joe. But if the idea sounds interesting there are only two more chances to catch this unique performance. The show closes with an afternoon performance on Sunday, September 27.
There's a very cool thing going down this weekend at The McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College: an original
So what exactly is a Neo-Futurist performance? It's a live theatrical event made up of several micro-plays and dedicated to the principle of absolute honesty. Neo-Futurists don't want you to suspend your disbelief they want to showcase real people doing real things in real time. The 30-Plays in 60-minutes format used in Too Much Light insures that the audience will never see the same show twice and can result in weirdness, hilarity, and moments unexpected and absolute beauty. Kudos to Rhodes for exposing their students to this unique and exciting approach to theater.
Some might describe the Neo-Futurist's work as non-commercial. And yet Too Much Light is the longest continuously-running late night show in Chicago. It offers audiences something they just can't get anywhere else. Well, except for the McCoy Theatre this weekend.
Looks like indie performing artists in Memphis will soon have a new place to do their thing.
The TheatreWorks Board of Directors and Circuit Playhouse, Inc. are proud to announce that TheatreWorks is expanding to include The Evergreen Theatre (formerly Circuit Playhouse). TheatreWorks will continue to be able to fulfill its mission to provide affordable space to new and emerging artists. There will now be additional opportunities for artists to produce non-commercial work and to succeed or fail without fear of financial strain. Because of its prior success, TheatreWorks has been booked two years in advance. Now, due to Circuit Playhouse moving into the space formerly occupied by Playhouse on the Square and because of grants from ARTSMEMPHIS, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and a generous gift from the Jeniam Foundation to fund a feasibility study, Fred Harpell, the Facility Manager for TheatreWorks, will become manager of both Evergreen and TheatreWorks and will book both facilities. Resident companies of TheatreWorks will have priority in booking time slots, but there will now be space available at both the "old" TheatreWorks and the "new" Evergreen. These changes will take place in April of 2010. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's that you say? You don't know what a Roiter-Doiter is? Apparently it's some sort of festival according to a press release which asks readers if they "Remember the old days in the Renaissance when a Roiter-Doiter meant fun, togas, feats of skill, and winning something big?" Unfortunately nobody here at Intermission Impossible was around during the Renaissance so nobody remembered. And Google didn't remember what a roiter doiter was either. So who knows?