Monday, January 24, 2011

Mondays are Dark

Just an FYI that there will be no reading list next week - I will be out of town, and do not expect to have time to assemble one.  But let's see what we can do for this week:

Playwright Published
South Florida Theater Review reports that South Florida playwright Susan Westfall's short play Look At Me will be published in the 2011 edition of the Ten-Minute Plays anthology.

Hey, Joe Has A Stage...
The Drama Queen reports that GableStage will be hosting a fundraiser for Alliance Theatre Lab.  Mark Della Ventura will be reading his one-person play Small Membership tonight at 7:30pm.  And of course, the best look behind the scenes comes from The Alliance Theatre Lab Blog.

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad (Cat) Comedy Fest
Mad Cat Theatre will be presenting a new play by artistic director Paul Tei at this year's South Beach Comedy Festival.  The Drama Queen and are talking about Tei's The Preservation Society.

Theatre Gets In The Blood
South Florida Theater News reports that Thespian Troupe 6951 is raising funds to take their production of DRACULA to the Florida State Thespian Festival in Tampa.

Bard in the Yard
When the City of Miami couldn't support Shakespeare Miami's outdoor performances at Peacock Park, they were invited to bring their production of Romeo and Juliet to Shell Lumber. and the Coconut Grove Grapevine stops in to check it out.

Finding The Show
The Producer's Perspective examines the problems non-profits have in marketing their shows.

Teen Scene
Groundlings' teen blogger saw The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (but actually the first preview, not opening night, which was Friday).
Though my family and I were cracking up almost the whole time (especially at the homeschool jokes),  I'm not sure all of the humor went over so well- during "Chip's Lament" the whole audience was sort of awkwardly silent and afterwards an elderly couple walked out.  That just made us laugh harder, which got quite a few weird looks.
Meanwhile.. Palm Beach, the Royal Poinciana Playhouse is still closed, and in the Shiny Sheet, Patrick Flynn blames Palm Beachers.  Wait, isn't Flynn a Palm Beacher?

The Palm Beach Daily News suggest that maybe if we're more civil, something could be accomplished.

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