Welcome Baby Lily! Nov 16, 2006

by Tania Kupczak

Lily

Lily Johanna Wilke Pemberton was born to Sarah, our awesome Managing Director, on Nov. 11, 2006. Sarah reports that Lily's favorite song is the Dorky Park version of "Yesterday" as sung by proud papa Brandon.

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Magician Steve Cuiffo does Houdini escape Nov 12, 2006

by Sara E

The day before Major Bang opened at OtB... actor Steve Cuiffo was in NYC doing the Houdini straight jacket escape.

You can watch it on You Tube here.

Immediately after this, Steve left for the airport to fly here for the show. Pretty rad.

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365 days, 365 plays Nov 10, 2006

by Sara E

This week Seattle embarks on the Susan Lori Parks 365 plays festival,  along with hundreds of  theaters/organizations around the country. Parks (a playwright) wrote a play every day for a year, and now cities around the country can enjoy Parks  play a day for a year. Granted most are really short...  but hey... they're free. OtB will participate with  a week-long slot  in May. Stay tuned for more about that.

For now you can go to www.365seattle.com for more info about the scope of the Seattle project and the calendar of events.

Here's a snapshot from the website:
From Nov. 13, 2006 through Nov. 12, 2007, Seattle performing artists, producers and presenters from a variety of disciplines will collaborate to present the World Premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays at venues throughout Seattle and King County.

Through a 365 National Festival, the project will be produced...

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After Major Bang Nov 10, 2006

by Tania Kupczak

Steve Cuiffo of the Foundry Theatre and Lane debate the merits of drinking a 12 year single malt scotch right out of the bottle:
lane and steve

Later, Steve, Tania and Sara share a tender moment during a sweaty night of karaoke at Ozzie's:
steve, tania and sara



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The Foundry Theatre's Major Bang Nov 4, 2006

by Tania Kupczak

Welcome to our blog reviews for the The Foundry Theatre's Major Bang! Leave a comment and give us your thoughts on the show or rate the existing reviews by clicking on the stars to register your opinion.

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<i>All I know how to do anymore is make pasta and yell:</i> The Foundry Theatre&rsquo;s therapeutic agitprop <font size=2>by Allen Johnson</font> Nov 4, 2006

by Tania Kupczak

Major Bang or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dirty Bomb is wonderful – i.e., it elicits and arouses wonder. It's marvelous, and whip-smart, and messy and very tight.

I get all excited about good theater. It’s embarrassing. I am so fucking un-cool.

The Foundry Theatre’s gathering of exquisite NYC talent (just reading the Bio’s in the OtB program is an exercise in deep humility) shows, in a fantastic and muscular and erudite and post-ironic way, that we can still get lost in a dark room full of strangers, and does so in a way that doesn’t siphon away any of our vitality, but that rather feeds & affirms us. This affirmation is, to their collective mind, as crucial and important in our current political context as it has ever been.

There is a lovely, golden ratio operating within this work...an engaging and seductive mixture of sophistication & low-brow unselfconsciousness that serves to disarm an...

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Foundry Theatre: Major Bang Review <font size=2>by Christiana Axelsen</font> Nov 4, 2006

by Tania Kupczak

The image that is burned into my consciousness after watching Major Bang, is the image of the red backpack seemingly floating in the darkness of the back of the stage. It glowed like a radioactive beacon, towering and occasionally writhing, subtlely dominating the show. This backpack, found abandoned on a subway, produces objects that create the inspiration for the  “play ” (earning its quotation marks for reminding me of the play within Hamlet that nicely encapsulates pure entertaining drama, theatrical self-awareness, and intellectual fodder.)

The most alluring parts of this storyline being the multiple characters played by Steve Cuiffo, who uses vaudvillian charm, humor and slight of hand to play the nerdy boy scout son, the sloppy single dad and the facist troop leader. Maggie Hoffman is also stunning, in her platinum wig, reinacting Whitney Houston in The Bodygaurd adding a very vivacious hip swagger and acrobatic tounge articulations...

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Jandek Oct 28, 2006

by Tania Kupczak

Welcome to our blog reviews for Jandek! Leave a comment and give us your thoughts on the show or rate the existing reviews by clicking on the stars to register your opinion.

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