Theatre from a Bustardian point of view. Each Post constitiutes either a review, or a short essay, by our thespian Bustard. Please add your comments for an ongoing dicussion of the play. There are theatre reviews covering Terrence McNally's "Dedication," "A Light in the Piazza" and essays on topics such as August Wilson, "Our Town" and "The Laramie Project." Sarah Jones and Pig Iron
"Defiance" at the Manhattan Theatre Club. "Avenue Q" at the Gold Theater "All's Well that Ends Well" by The Theatre for a New Audience "Abigail's Party" by The New Group "Red Light Winter" by Steppenwolf
Sorry to give you guys so little notice, but now is better than a week from now. So anyway- one of the hidden treasures of the Philadelphia Theatrical World is in Manhattan for a week – I’ll be writing about them in the New Year, but I didn’t want you to miss the opportunity to see- Pig Iron Theatre Company presents POET IN NEW YORK A one-man show based on the life of gay Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, for a one-week run, December 7-11, 2005, at 59e59th Street Theatres, in midtown Manhattan. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by phone through Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.ticketcentral.com. Pig Iron is a loosely organized company of actors, directors, designers and movement specialists that develop pieces for performance in and around Philadelphia. Founded 19 years ago- their opening mission statement- “We want our audiences to confront history and myth, not as documents of a distant past, but as what they are: the marrow of our existence, the source of our language and the focus of our lives. Today we still dig for that marrow and still aim for the source. We find that the fundamental concerns are not what we expected- its all so much more funny and much more sad than we anticipated”.
They are an extremely talented, politically relevant, humanistically based dynamic company whose work has won regional notice with multiple OBIEs and Barrymores (Philadelphia’ Theatrical Award. Athough this notification is a little late in coming – Break whatever you are doing and see these guys- They may change your life. They are worth it!