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That Night Follows Day Mar 21, 2009

Many thoughts ran through my mind during Tim Etchells’  “That Night Follows Day ”.   This is dense, rich material that I’m going to be digesting for a long time.   One thing is certain: I’ll probably never see children the same way, or forget what complex people they are.  

Random thoughts (spoiler alerts, etc.):    

Most of the time, it felt like the (largely adult) audience was on trial and the children were presenting their indictments.   Etchells has messed before with the typical theatre form in which people come

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Confidential to everyone who saw No Dice (and loved the dancing) Mar 19, 2009

You can relive some of the pre-intermission dance number on YouTube. And here you can find a picture of a robot dancing.

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Are you a NW dancer? Would you like $10,000? Mar 19, 2009

I think the answer is probably "yes." If so, apply now to participate in The A.W.A.R.D. SHOW! 2009: Seattle.   APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 31ST.

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That Night Follows Day - it's a weekend must Mar 19, 2009

Seattle Magazine thinks that Theatre Replacement's performance at OtB this weekend is a must.  Check it.

Steve Wiecking of Seattle Met is also headed our way this weekend. Choice quote:

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Mapping childhood | Brendan Kiley interviews Tim Etchells Mar 18, 2009

Brendan Kiley, arts editor at the Stranger, interviewed Tim Etchells as part of his preview for the show That Night Follows Day. Not all of the material could make it into the print edition, but Kiley was generous enough to share it with us. Here's the full thing:

Brendan Kiley: What was attractive or challenging about writing a script for  children?

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The Children's Hour Mar 18, 2009

The theater news column in the new issue of The Stranger is dedicated to That Night Follows Day. A couple sample tidbits:

[Tim Etchells] and his company Forced Entertainment blew into town for a weekend and performed Bloody Mess—their multihour spectacle of fog machines, brutal slapstick, gorilla suits, and nudity—four times at On the Boards.

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Meatloaf serenade Mar 17, 2009

Anne Gridley from Nature Theater of Oklahoma gets down with Lane at Ozzie's, post-show. NTOK is the latest in a series of karaoke-lovin' companies to come visit OtB.

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Podcast for Tanja Liedtke Mar 17, 2009

A new podcast interview with Lane Czaplinski and Solon Ulbrich (Tanja's partner) is now posted over on the Tanja Liedtke performance page. Give it a listen! Krisdestruct

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Theatre Replacement | interview snippets Mar 17, 2009

A few quotes from the interview with Theatre Replacement's James Long and Maiko Bae Yamamoto:

JL: We could never imagine doing a show like this, and then suddenly it was in our hands. And this script - you know, I think we try to do a lot of the things that Tim does with his writing in a lot of our work... So the opportunity to do a script of this caliber and call it our own with a bunch of kids from the city, it just kind of all came together that way.

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Last time we saw Theatre Replacement and Forced Entertainment... Mar 17, 2009

OtB has presented both Theatre Replacement and Tim Etchells (via his company Forced Entertainment) in the past 5 years. Check out their past performances here, patron reviews and more by going to their archive pages:

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