Hey everyone! We're into the second week of performances for the Theatre Arts Department's production of Working! We've been getting some really great responses to the show, including one man saying to myself and Katie Peters:
"I've been coming to these shows for 15 years, and if this wasn't the best one, it was damn near the top."
However the first two media reviews are out, so I thought I'd share them with you all! The first is in the student newspaper, The Ithacan written by Freshman Drama major Lisa Purrone:
Read the review here!
The second is from one of the local papers, The Ithaca Journal, written by correspondent Barbara Adams:
Read the review here!
Give them a read, and if you're in Ithaca, please come see the show! We have shows tonight (4/5), tomorrow (4/7) at 8pm, and two shows on saturday (4/8) at 2 and 8pm. Tickets can be reserved at the box office (207) 274-3224, or at www.ithacaevents.com.
Thanks to all those who have supported us and to the reviewers for such nice words!
A collective gasp permeated throughout the audience. Eric Gilde, had just delivered another gut-wrenching, heart-dropping line which cut deep into the collective emotion of the viewers. Red Light Winter by Adam Rapp is not easy, it is not stomachable, it is not fun, it is, however beautiful.
A play set first in the red light district of Amsterdam and then in the East Village. The story follows two best friends (of sorts) who don't seem to have very much in common. Their personalities clash completely, in every way except for their brilliance. They both are brilliant literary minds, but where one is shy, reserved, depressed, and idolizes Henry Miller; the other is brash, offensive, and defends Raymond Carver. Their personalities offset and yet they are held together in their unity, in their defense of each other, in their love and simultaneous hatred of each other. In this light, Matt (Gilde and the shy one) is bought a gift by Davis (Jesse Bush, and the other). Davis buys Matt a prostitute, to help break his dry spell of three years. Christina (Erin Adair) brings with her a sense of guarded emotion, coupled with a shade of broken dreams and hope for a better future. In this light, the three set off on their journey together through single-scene acts with discussion ranging from literature, to music, to giardiasis, and everything in between.
I find myself hilarious, and I use this blog to stroke my own ego. Thanks for indulging me.