Monday, February 04, 2002

If you haven't heard I'm writing/directing... a play? a show? What should I call it? It's an hour long, it is based on both sketch comedy & absurdism. Meaning that these are sketches but with a darker humor & themes referential to the works of Beckett, Pinter, Ionesco & others running throughout. The cast of 5, plus me sometimes, is a talented group of friends who will
amaze and astound and absurd. I'll post more details here soon. I just wanted to post SOMETHING sicne I haven't for nearly a month and to explain that silence--I've been busy with this thing! THe show goes up on Feb 22-23 & March 1-2 at the EXIT theater Here's more details:


A Festival of the Absurd. From the heart of San Francisco, deep in Fringe territory emerges a
three-ring festival of EXIT Theatre's signature absurdist fare. Featuring:

In EXIT Stage Left THE BALD SOPRANO by Eugene Ionesco
Ireland's Asylum Theatre presents a stripped down, sent up, furiously
funny adaptation of Ionesco's classic comedy which won rave reviews at
the Edinburgh and Cork Fringe "WONDERFULLY PORTRAYED ... WILL HAVE YOU
IN STITCHES" Irish Examiner.

In EXIT Theatre UBU ROI by Alfred Jarry

directed by Rebecca Novick

100 years after it caused a riot in Paris, this hilarious half Macbeth, half-schoolboy potty mouth
for runner of the absurd still delivers dangerous truths about the corruption of power.

At EXIT on Taylor THE CONDEMNED MAN'S BICYCLE by Fernando Arrabal

directed by Rafel Klopotowski.

A fever dream worthy of Dali emerges from the repression of Franco's
Spain as a Freudian fairytale with socialist ideals and sadistic undertones.

All shows Wednesday through Saturday February 20-March 2, 2002 8:30 PM
$12-20 sliding scale Reservations: 415.673.3847; Tickets available at
Tix Bay Area at Union Square.

ALSO under the CLASSIC ABSURDITY big top:

STAGED READINGS A collection of unknown delights and rarely produced
masterpieces lightly staged and fresh from the page.

Saturday 2/24 The Chinese Wall by Max Frisch

Saturday 3/2 Resounding Tinkle by N.H. Simpson {an absurd translated article on Simpson} [directed by Bill Peters]

both in EXIT Theatre
and Picnic on the Battlefield by Fernando Arrabal
directed by Rafel Klopotowski
all shows 7:00pm at EXIT & EXIT Stage Left. Pay what you can.


then there's our little old thing Absurd Night Live!!

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