At our demise, this will be yours. Oct 10, 2014

by Michael Seiwerath

In the most poignant and hilarious scene of The Man who can Forget Anything Gregg Lachow and Megan Murphy show their 10th grade son all the film and video footage from their artistic career.  In this projected video, a bewildered Charile Lachow is led to the closet of their current New York apartment, where the films are stuffed.  His dad explains the method of showing film, and the regrets contained in the work.  Megan eases him into the video footage, stating that he should start with five hard drives on the desk, and that there are 41 more- vaguely gesturing behind her.

Seeing multi-generational family performances at On the Boards is a rare experience.  Watching these Lachow kids grow up on screen and on stage is a true joy.

----Michael

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Cremation Oct 10, 2014

by Dylan Ward

I remember two Christmases ago I was visiting my father in Tulsa. We were riding around in the outskirts of the city, looking for a quick lunch we and our strange brand of humor went and took pictures in front of the enormous praying hands at  Oral Roberts university. 

We’d decided on Thai, and were pulling out from a drive through we were using to make a U-turn, when he turned to me and said: “Son, this is as good a time as any to tell you what to do with my remains. I’d like to be cremated; don’t spend much money on it either, I don’t need a fancy box. Take some of me to Conway, in South Carolina, some to the Atlantic Ocean, some to Colorado, and some with you.  I don’t want a huge service, just the family. You should know I just revised the will yesterday; it will go to support you and your brother and Amy, but your mother is now off the will. She is fine with this; I spoke with her first. Do you have any questions?”

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AMBASSADOR PROJECT | The Man Who Can Forget Anything | AUDIO TRACKS Oct 9, 2014

by Monique

OtB Ambassador project by Chris Weber, Daemond Arrindell, Jim Holt, and Tina LaPadula

This team of Ambassadors gathered collective community response to themes in the show - The Man Who Can Forget Anything premiering at On the Boards, Oct 9 - 12, 2014. Thanks to all the people who anonymously shared their memories via their Google form, they have created an installation THIS IS WHERE WE KEEP YOUR MEMORIES, with audio and visual components in the On the Boards lobby before and after performances.

Listen to their audio tracks here.
Memory

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“Our shows have always been about time and memory” – Gregg Lachow in the Seattle Weekly Oct 8, 2014

by Erin

“It’s not a variety show,” says Lachow, despite the diversity of performance modes. “It’s an interweaving of theater, film, and live music. If we do our job well, you’re not really noticing when it shifts.” As for the title and family inspirations, he says, “It explores people’s efforts to stay in the present moment while struggling to let go of the past. The show is inevitably about passing on what we have to the next generation.” Part of the inspiration for the piece, commissioned by and premiering at On the Boards, is the generational and familial position that Lachow and Murphy (who co-directs) now occupy, one familiar to many theatergoers: kids leaving the nest, parents aging and dying, while taking stock of life at that awkward middle period that none of us actually wants to call, ahem, midlife.

“Our shows have always been about...

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Dear Megan and Gregg, Oct 8, 2014

by Crispin Spaeth

Dear Megan and Gregg, 

I am Juan Ponce de León!
I am Juan Ponce de León!
I am Juan Ponce de León!
I am Juan Ponce de León!
I am Juan Ponce de León!

With fond, though probably inaccurate, memories, 
Crispin






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People of "The Man Who Can Forget Anything": Sam Lachow Oct 6, 2014

by Erin

Sam Lachow is a producer/rapper/director/songwriter/videographer who splits his time between Seattle and New York City. He released his self-produced debut album Brand New Bike in 2011, subsequently releasing two EPs (one of which was a collaborative project with lyricist Raz Simone) and producing/directing dozens of music videos from those projects. His second full-length album is being released independently in 2014.

Listen to music/watch videos here.

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People of "The Man Who Can Forget Anything": Charlie Lachow Oct 6, 2014

by Erin

Charlie Lachow is the son of Megan Murphy and Gregg Lachow and the younger brother of Sam Lachow. Family and art - and finding his place in the midst of them - centers on Lachow in The Man Who Can Forget Anything

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People of "The Man Who Can Forget Anything": Maggie Brown Oct 6, 2014

by Erin

Maggie Brown is a musician, composer, and performer who has been perforning across genres in Seattle since she was very young. She has performed at On the Boards with Megan Murphy's The Rich Grandeur of Boxing and Dayna Hanson's Gloria's Cause, among others. She also performed on film in Hanson's Improvement Club and Lynn Shelton's We Go Way Back. Brown composed the music heard in The Man Who Can Forget Anything

Listen to some of her music here...

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