The Pirates of Penzance, Re-Imagined

On today’s podcast, Artistic Director, Peter Reynolds brings us up to speed on the goings on at Mauckingbird Theatre Company. The summer ends with a re-imagining of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” through the Mauckingbird lens. Curiosity of this production is piqued so high that several phone calls attempt to break into our interview…I leave them in, cause, podcast. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

A queer re-imagining of the masterpiece THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, this abridged adaptation of the classic work takes Gilbert and Sullivan’s well-known topsy-turvy storytelling a step further, exploring a “post-gay” vision of comic operetta.

 

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

www.mauckingbird.org

The Seven Deadly Seas – The Greater of Two Evils

On today’s podcast, we are joined by Shoshanna Ruth Green and Cubby Altobelli for a little scripted yes, and-ing. We talk about the production on the Barkentine Gazela, we make up two new shows and weave it all into the politics. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT THE GREATER OF TWO EVILS

The Pirate Ship shows are back!
Enjoy the theater-in-the-round-and-under-the-stars experience as Calico Jack Rackham, Anne Bonney and Mary Reed fight, sing, and strip their way out of the mess they’ve gotten themselves into. Does Jack have a future in politics? Are Mary and Anne the best hope for our children? Come find out!

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://sevendeadlyseas.brownpapertickets.com/

The Lion in Winter…in the Summer

On today’s podcast, we are joined by Joshua Browns of Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company to talk about the summer offering of “The Lion in Winter”. We talk about the references drawn from popular TV series, delve into politics a little and get to know CCTC. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT THE LION IN WINTER

King Henry II has a problem to resolve. Who will inherit the throne upon his death? Though set in 1183 in a castle in Chinon, France, modern audiences will have no trouble recognizing this family’s universal issues: siblings fighting for parental love and attention, warring spouses living dependent but separate lives, jealousy and adulterous affairs, angst over sexual relationships and, always, betrayal. Except in this case, this family will determine the very future of England (and France).

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://www.commonwealthclassictheatre.org

Chinchilla Coats and the travels of Chris Davis

Today’s podcast takes us to #Edinburgh via Skype to chat with solo artists Chris Davis. He is the busiest solo artist I know and I’m glad we had a chance to catch up as he preps for the Edinburgh Fringe premiere of “Chinchilla Coats”. Stay Tuned! #edfringe2016

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FREE! Every night at 19:30pm
Cellar Monkey
15 Argyle Place
Edinburgh, EH9 1JJ

Chinchilla Coats is a world premiere debut stand-up show by Edinburgh Fringe veteran Chris Davis. Covering such topics as the true cost of a chinchilla coat to depression, dysfunctional relationships, spooning with pillows and day-drinking alone, Chris Davis illuminates the turmoil of life with dry observation and dark metaphors that are sure to make you laugh while secretly crying inside. (“A strikingly original writer & performer.” – The Scotsman)

For More Information:
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/chris-davis-chinchilla-coats

From Roseburg with Love?

On today’s podcast, we are joined by Ginger Dayle, Artistic Director of New City Stage Company whose conceived piece shining a light on the events that took place in Oregon in 1968 and 2015, has generated some feedback not necessarily expected. After all, what is theater without a little drama? Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT ROSEBURG

On May 27, 1968, Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy gave a speech on gun control on the steps of the Douglas County Courthouse in Roseburg, Oregon. He was heckled and went on to lose the Democratic primary in that state… a week later his life would be cut short by an assassin’s bullet.

Almost 47 years later on October 1, 2015, the sleepy logging town found itself in the spotlight of the second amendment controversy yet again. A mentally disturbed student opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College killing nine and injuring several more before turning his gun on himself.

ROSEBURG examines the simmering synapses between the gun control argument of the Vietnam era and its stepchild; the modern Twitterverse, that holds any and every conflict under the microscope of bipartisan disdain and infotainment ennui. Why are we still arguing about this and when will the killings cease?

For Tickets and Information:

http://newcitystage.org

Into The Absurd with Tina Brock

On today’s podcast, Tina Brock recaps the season of Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium(IRC) and prepares to go “Into The Absurd”, a staged reading series that focuses of the dialogue and fosters conversation with the audience getting to know IRC. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT INTO THE ABSURD

Sounds of Silence: Radio Plays by Beckett and Pinter features two works originally written for radio: Samuel Beckett’s Rough for Radio II and Harold Pinter’s Family Voices.  The pair will be brought to life Sunday, July 24 @ 7:30 pm at LEtage Cabaret by IRC performers Andrew Carroll, Tina Brock, David Stanger and Bob Schmidt.  Admission is free, with Pay What You Can contributions accepted.

Seating is limited, tickets are suggested: RadioPlays.bpt.me.

This podcast was submitted to Broad Street Review, powered by Rep Radio.

Push the button, to “Jamaica”!

On today’s podcast, we take a trip to North Philadelphia’s New Freedom Theatre to chat with Guest Artistic Director, Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj recap his season and talk about the current production, “Jamaica”. Stay Tuned.

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ABOUT JAMAICA

A small island off the coast of Jamaica, tells about a simple island community fighting to avoid being overrun by American commercialism. A beautiful island girl, Savannah, longs to escape to New York City to live a life of modern conveniences. She is tempted to accept the marriage proposal of a New York businessman visiting the island. However, when an impoverished fisherman, Koli, saves her younger brother’s life during a hurricane, she opts to remain with him.

Arlen’s music parodies the popular form of Calypso, which was popular in the 1950’s, largely as a result of the popularity of Harry Belafonte, for whom the musical was originally written. Belafonte withdrew from the production due to illness, and the musical was then tailored around the talents of Lena Horne.

This exciting musical comedy is directed and choreographed by award-winning artist, educator and activist Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj.

ABOUT RAJENDRA RAMOON MAHARAJ

Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj is an Indo-Caribbean American artist, educator and activist. He was hailed in the New York Times as “one of the most talented directors in New York these days”. His is currently the Resident Guest Artistic Director of the historic and award-winning Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia. He is also the Producing Artistic Director of Rebel Theater Company (Brooklyn, NY)

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://freedomtheatre.org