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Shows that are up or coming or upcoming from collaborators and friends that you should see and they will be fun and relatively cheap and then you can smile and have a good time and then have maybe some cookies or something and a nice glass of something tasty and then we can have world peace or something:

Matt Freeman's When Is a Clock? has opened. The last two pieces I saw of his at The Brick were terrific and hysterical (An Interview With The Author and Trayf) and I plan on seeing this one . . . whenever the hell I can. If, unlike me, you're not rehearsing, like, six shows right now and have some free time, see the damned thing. Runs April 15 through May 10 at Access Theater.

More info is HERE; tickets are available HERE.

James Comtois' Colorful World opens at 78th Street Theatre Lab on May 8th and runs to the 31st. I think they were rehearsing next door to us at Battle Ranch last night -- Michael Gardner asked, "Did I hear Jessi Gotta's laugh?" Apparently so, as a big mess o'cards got left there afterwards. It's a riff on superheroes in a recognizable, real world in the vein of Alan Moore's Watchmen. Again, hope I get to see it.

If you can, tickets and info are HERE.

Coming up at CSV-Milagro shortly is the new entry in Stolen Chair's "Cinetheatre Tetrology," The Accidental Patriot: The Lamentable Tragedy of the Pirate Desmond Connelly, Irish by Birth, English by Blood, and American by Inclination, created by Jon Stancato & Co., which combines Errol Flynn swashbuckling films with Greek Tragedy. Really. April 25-May 17.

Info HERE, tickets HERE.

And at the home territory of The Brick . . .

The season finale of Penny Dreadful - Episode 6: "The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned" - will play this Saturday at 10.30 pm and Sunday at 2.00 pm. I'm lighting this one with Berit, as always, and also acting in this one as George Westinghouse (a comment on my usual position as supplier of power to the show?). It's a corker of an episode to end the season with, and will have people eagerly awaiting the return in September.

Tickets are HERE.

Finally, Babylon Babylon has a final preview tonight and opens tomorrow (with big party to follow).

I've been describing this one plenty (as I've also lit this, though it still has another name on the homepage . . .), so I needn't say much more, but the show has really turned out well, and it's quite exciting to see so many good actors (31!) all working together at the same time on the same stage.

Here's a photo from production photographer Ken Stein, taken at the first preview:

Babylon Babylon - The High Priestess 2

I have a bunch more nice shots from the show, but I'll put them all behind a cut here for easier loading . . .

These are mostly photos I took at the final dress (where, you can see, not everyone had their final dress) with two that Ken Stein took at the first preview (as noted):

Babylon Babylon - Logios Welcomes You

Logios (Jeff Lewonczyk) introduces the show.
Babylon Babylon - The Two Rivers

Logios between the Tigris and Euphrates.
Babylon Babylon - The High Priestess

The High Priestess of Ishtar (Hope Cartelli) with her lion Labbu (Adrian Jevicki) and Acolyte.
Babylon Babylon - Gemekka Warns

Gemekaa, a Prophetess (Maggie Cino) upsets everyone with yet another warning.
Babylon Babylon - Ishtara

Ishtara, a True Believer (Ali Skye Bennet) practices her worship (photo by Ken Stein).
Babylon Babylon - The Jew and the Priest Debate

Orev, a Jew (Gavin Starr Kendall), and Niiqquulamuusu, an Acolyte of Marduk (Robert Pinnock), debate whether one God can be better than many gods.
Babylon Babylon - The Temple of Ishtar 2

A number of people pay attention to the High Priestess.
Babylon Babylon - Mushezibitu and Timgiratee

Mushezibitu, a widow (Katherine Cudney), is comforted by her brother-in-law Timgiratee (Fred Backus) (photo by Ken Stein).
Babylon Babylon - Death Comes to the Temple

And some more worshippers are horrified in the violent conclusion of the show (exciting fight choreography by Qui Nguyen just out of frame right!).

This show runs from April 18 to May 10. Blog is HERE, tickets are HERE.

That's all for now. More tomorrow. See some theatre.

Hello to a former cast member

Date: 2008-04-18 04:33 pm (UTC)From: (Anonymous)
Nice to see Ali Skye Bennet is still out there, working. Please say hi for me.

Re: Hello to a former cast member

Date: 2008-04-18 04:40 pm (UTC)From: (Anonymous)
Hello from TXC, that is!


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