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Preview: 7 (x1) Samurai

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Kurosawa's classic film 'Seven Samurai' is three hours of banditry, heroics and slaughter. David Gaines, who clowns with Big Apple Circus, gets the tale told and the slaughtering done in an hour — using two masks and one costume while playing 40-plus samurai, peasants and bandits and infusing generous amounts of Merrie Melodies comedy.  

Preview: The Gayer Show

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
This narrative, autobiographical theater piece takes an original slant on the issues concerning gay life because the two male characters are 20 years apart and their sensibilities are often stretched by this generation gap.  

Preview: The 4 Food Groups

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
With a dinner party of four people, four food groups and four scenes of true stories relating to sexuality, the performance possibilities intrigue. Are they couples or friends or something else?  

Preview: The Success Show

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
This pseudo-seminar with faux business guru Denny Martin takes the principles of success to new depths as PowerPoint presentations prove pointless and powerless, group exercises go wrong and all the things you learned in kindergarten still can't get you through the first grade.  

Preview: Incredulity

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
It wouldn't be a Fringe without some improv, arguably the fringiest of all theatrical endeavors. Performers put themselves out there, and producer Dave Powell is quick to point out that they can and do occasionally fail. Don't believe it? Don't be so incredulous, he says.  

Preview: No Stranger Than Home

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
World traveler and Minneapolis writer Katherine Glover compiles her multicultural life experiences into this one-woman piece, saying it's only after stumbling into any number of awkward moments out in the world that one can appreciate a nice slice of humble pie.  

Preview: Body Language II: Phys. Ed.

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
This production from Fringe fave True Body Project features actors and nonactors and gives the participants and those of us attending plenty to remember about body-consciousness in the gym class landscape. We've all been there.  

Preview: Gravesongs

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Playwright Sarah Underwood has worked with the five women in ETC's intern company and intern/director Liz Maxwell on this series of scenes and monologues about those who have left this world and listen in on the remarks of those who remain.  

Preview: Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Lyle Benjamin, artistic director of Queen City Off Broadway, is restaging this hit production from Chicago, calling it the "perfect show when you drink, look French and despair."  

Preview: Villainy

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
From Iago to Salieri, theater has given us a roster of villains who, despite their evil, remain oddly compelling. For that reason, This Ain't Real Theatre Company set out to explore the concept of villainy.  

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