We got up to see Exit the King over the weekend - excellent production, excellent cast. If you haven't been, be sure to go.
Now here's your Monday reading list for this (occasionally) rainy April Monday.
One on One with One Man Show Director
The Examiner chats with Skye Whitcomb, co-founder of Outré Theatre Company, and director of its current production of An Iliad, starring Avi Hoffman.
Speaking of One Man
Florida Theater On Stage reports that this Thursday at Palm Beach Dramaworks, Colin McPhillamy will read from the book he wrote about his experiences directing and producing Western theatre in China, and bring Chinese theatre to London. McPhillamy is currently appearing in Dramawork's Exit the King.
Speaking of Reading
BroadwayWorld informs us that Michael McKeever's Finding Mona Lisa will be read by an all-star cast directed by Michael Leeds at Lynn University next week.
From the "Oops, We Meant To Include That" Department
We meant to include this last week: The Drama Queen fills us in on CityWrights, the gathering of playwrights hosted by City Theatre.
Mad Cat Blows into SoBe
Florida Theater On Stage tells us about Charming Acts of Misery, Mad Cat Theatre Company's contribution to the South Beach Comedy Festival. It's a dark comedy about Isabella Blow, described as an "editor, consultant and fashion icon."
Blow was a major figure from the mid-1980s to her death in 2007, much of it as a journalist for the British Tatler, Sunday Times Style and the American edition of Vogue. Besides buying McQueen’s first graduate school collection, she championed milliner Philip Treacy, discovered supermodels Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant, and counted among her friends Rupert Everett, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat.They'll be playing at 7pm and 9:30 pm on April 17 only, in a space described as "backstage at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre." Jessica Farr wrote the piece, and Paul Tei directs a cast that includes Erin Joy Schmidt, Gregg Weiner, and Yevgenia Katz.
Palm Beach ArtsPaper went to the Humana Festival, America's best showcase of new plays.
Put Down Those Reading Glasses
OK, it's not something you can read, but Bill Hirschman interviewed the co-founders of Slow Burn Theater for Arts One Radio.