August 25, 2008

Ladies and Gentleman, the title of my upcoming debut CD...

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John's next play...

Washington Shakespeare Company
a new comedy by Callie Kimball
(adapted from Aristophanes' ancient Greek satire)

directed by Alexander Strain

August 28 - September 28
Previews: Aug 28-30, Sept 1 (8pm, pay what you can)
Opening: Tue Sept 2, 8pm
Closing: Sun Sept 28, 2pm
Performances Thu-Sat 8pm, matinees Sat/Sun 2pm
(Saturday matinees are PWYC)

Clark St Playhouse
601 S Clark St, Arlington VA
Metro: Crystal City (Blue/Yellow)
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For tickets, call 800-494-TIXS or click here

CAST: Sara Barker (Hermes/Gralea), Joe Brack (Havoc/DJ), Brian Crane (War), Matt Dewberry (Profiteer), John Geoffrion (Graleo), Gwen Grastorf (Refugee/Festival), Slice Hicks (Toonsie/Refugee), Brandon McCoy (Darby/Refugee), Andrew Vergara (Profiteer/Newscaster), Anastasia Wilson (Peace/Eirene), Simone Zvi (Refugee/Harvest)

Graleo, a gentleman farmer, inventor, and politician (who swears he didn't invent the internet) takes an environmentally-friendly hot air balloon to Mt. Olympus to deliver his PowerPoint presentation for the goddess Peace to persuade her to return to Earth. However, he discovers that she's been kidnapped by the god War, his protegee Havoc, and a gang of War Profiteers. Thankfully, it's a work of fiction with no connection whatsoever to our current geopolitical climate. ;-)

Callie Kimball penned WSC's adaptation of Shakespeare's epic poem The Rape of Lucrece, and director Alexander Strain received a grant from the Boomerang Fund for Artists for his acclaimed performance as the title character in WSC's Caligula.

Be sure to join us for our final season at the Clark St Playhouse before we move into our home in Rosslyn! Our season will also include Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well (Nov 6 - Dec 7), Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (Jan 15 - Feb 15), and Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings (Apr 9 - May 10)

August 7, 2008

More Evidence That I'm Older Than You, Probably

Last night at rehearsal, a propos of something I can't quite recall but made sense at the time, I launched into the prologue of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" from the album Purple Rain:

Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called life

Electric word life
It means forever and that's a mighty long time
But I'm here 2 tell u
There's something else

The afterworld
A world of never ending happiness
U can always see the sun, day or night

So when u call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
U know the one - Dr Everything'll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby

Cuz in this life
Things are much harder than in the afterworld
In this life
You're on your own

And if de-elevator tries 2 bring u down
Go crazy - punch a higher floor

Nobody in the room had a clue what I was talking about.

Tic... tic... tic...

Here's the video, for reference.