July 21st, 2010
Hello devoted readers!
Sideshow is at it again. Putting up another show. It’s what we do. It’s in our blood. We love plays, y’all.
Theories of the Sun by Kathleen Akerley is a cool play, if I say so myself. It’s full of magic, mystery and surprises. There’s also storytelling and dancing! I stop here – I don’t want to give too much away. But the only thing this play is missing is an Italian hoagie, electric guitar, and an oozie. But that’s for another play, another time.
Due to the mysterious nature of the script, you see here that our actors have already built up a healthy distrust for their fellow man:
I must say I’m quite proud of the lighting in this picture. For a play about the sun, there seems to be a strange glow that follows Scottie Caldwell, playing Elizabeth Sweeny, around the rehearsal room.
So far rehearsals have included a lot of table work and rousing discussion. We’re digging deep into characters, plot points, symbolism, meaning, and all that juicy theatrical jazz. We were without our Proprietor yesterday evening, but thankfully Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green (don’t you dare forget the L), stood in with his best french accent:
There you go, ladies and gentlemen. A taste of theater magic. Sure, it’s no Transformers 3, but what we do with strong acting, interesting characters with their clothes on and a plot that isn’t held together with fishing line and toothpicks, is what Michael Bay can do with things that go BOOM BOOM.
More sneak peaks inside the Theories rehearsal room to come! For now, let this wet your appetite until we meet again.