This was one of the worst plays I have seen in recent memory. The actors stumbled over their lines a few times, the writing was incoherent and I was fighting not to fall asleep.
So glad you are reviewing new, original work. Writers can learn from such reviews as these.
Really nice - great that you had enough space to tell this story so well! Some of it surprises me - nice to get a wider perspective of her work and her life.
Well written, Mr. Davis.
Art! That was our first show as college students. I believe Steve Huff was in that too.
Thanks John, I think you're correct on all counts. Also in the background in the second pic: Art Oden.
I don't remember the whole cast of the Memphis State version but I think that is Pamela Poletti in gold and Jeff Godsey...I am far right. Natalie of course and ...Bill Endsley maybe
Great read. Inspiring story.
Remaining performances of An Actor in Purgatory are Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17. No more Sunday shows.
I didn't miss the music, exactly. (although I did miss Stoppard's expanded slapstick). It's just strange how VERY similar all the versions are-- And yet they all leave a unique (and strong) impression. So, if you're acquainted with the variations, it's hard to see one version without being visited by ghosts of the others. Or something like that. It's like dating identical twins with distinct personalities.
I didn't miss the music at all!! It was a delightful production!!! And, the way to do slapstick comedy, in my opinion!! Marler Stone
I think so too. But, as with R&GRdead, the coin keeps coming up heads for Fonsia. Or the cards keep coming up gin at any rate. And Jim's Weller had more than a little of the old wheelchair-ridden tyrant in him. On purpose or not, it's got that absurd, faintly otherworldly edge. Separated from the music and the dancing, and the life--- but able to hear it all well enough to be annoyed. Warehoused like old, blanket-covered furniture... etc.
Coburn would likely say "Who knew?" with the references to Beckett and Stoppard...So pleased to have seen this before the premature closing.
I think it runs through Oct. 11th.
Ballet Memphis has a long history with The Orpheum. Hopefully nobody gets laid to waste. New Ballet Ensemble has a unique identity and a strong brand. Although an annual Nutcrackeresque dance battle in the Union/Cooper intersection would be nice.
It is a beautiful center. The event Saturday was well planned and very nice. Looking forward to many great things there in the future.
The spectacle of the balloons at the door promises excitement. I thought Ballet Memphis was coming to the old French Quarter Inn, and lay waste to New Ballet Ensemble? Have they decided to go downtown and lay waste to Beale Street instead?
It was a grand night. Winners were spread out a bit more than I expected. Disappointed that "Assassins" didn't get one. Bravo to all the winners and yes, bravo, to all the nominees.
Hope Buyer and Cellar gets a larger audience. Come on Memphis folks, musicals are not the only ways to have a good time at the theater.
Morgan Watson. The Convert. Sorry. Can't let that one go. Ask anyone who say her perform.
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