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Letting go Feb 20, 2015

Letting go. Richard Maxwell has mastered the art of letting go. Of the preconceptions of what theater must be. Of what a script must look like. And of "how to" format a play. No wonder the New York City Players are doing so well on the other side of the States. Luckily, for us,  the character's in The Evening do not have the "letting go" thing down. In order to continue with the trend...this response will not follow the traditional format of "reviewing a play", instead, here is a list of thoughts that followed me home tonight:

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Thoughts on The Evening Feb 20, 2015

An audience gathered to see Richard Maxwell's The Evening at On the Boards last night, made up of what seemed like mostly artists- people who kept greeting each other, surprised to be at the same show on the same night. Signs were posted at the entrance which warned of the use of a smog machine, and an unloaded gun. The lights come up on a simple set- with just enough to signify a crappy windowless bar. Bare bulbs, easily sanitizable plastic chairs, upside down glasses on a counter, and a woman, seated at a plastic table.

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Familiarity Feb 20, 2015

What could I possibly say about Richard Maxwell’s “The Evening” that Mr. Maxwell, and others on this blog, haven’t already stated in much more eloquent terms?

Not much.

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Richard Maxwell materials available for sale this weekend! Feb 19, 2015

Betsey reads Richard Maxwell's Theater For Beginnners to a clearly mesmerized OtB staff. Get your own copy and find out what the fuss is all about. Copies of this book and some of Maxwell's other work will be available for purchase in the lobby over the performance weekend. Bonus: see the show on Friday and have your book signed by Maxwell after the post-show Q&A. 

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"Eating the Heart of Richard Maxwell" - interview with Maxwell at Hazlitt Feb 16, 2015

Naomi Skwarna interviews Richard Maxwell at Hazlitt:

Did acting lack something for you?

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AMBASSADOR PROJECT: Post-Show Music after THE EVENING Feb 16, 2015

A project by OtB Ambassador James Holt.

Join us in the OtB lobby post-show Saturday, Feb 21 and enjoy live music by the performers from Richard Maxwell's The Evening.

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Richard Maxwell and the Paradox of Theatre Feb 13, 2015

Educate yourself: go in-depth with Maxwell's aesthetic with this paper from Theron Schmidt at academia.edu:

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"Three Characters in Search of Jell-O Shots" – The Evening at the Walker Art Center Feb 13, 2015

Jay Gabler at thetangential.com gives his views on the opening of The Evening at the Walker Art Center. Please note that this show is a fluid work and the OtB version may differ from the Walker version:

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"A One of a Kind Event" - Thomas May on the Seattle Bang on a Can Marathon Feb 12, 2015

Thomas May talks contemporary music, the evolution of Bang on a Can, and the trend of modern music being performed in Seattle:

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Richard Maxwell in BOMB Magazine Feb 11, 2015

Instead of a direct interview, BOMB Magazine's John Kelsey learned a monologue (written by Maxwell) and received direction from Maxwell. Their rehearsal process became the "interview" of Maxwell's aesthetic and directing style. A taste of the rehearsal process:

Rehearsal: Part 1

(John recites the monologue)

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