Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
THE MILKY WAY CABARET concerns the convergence of a coterie of desperate and unlikely characters at a nightclub (of the same name) in South Philadelphia. The piece revolves around an alcoholic magician trying to win his family back by performing a disappearing act, a pair of clown-costumed assassins who put out cigarettes on each others' faces and fall in love while staked out near the nightclub, a dildo-wielding club owner who grows steadily more and more fed up, a hula-hooping ex-Homecoming Queen struggling to come to terms with the dissolution of her marriage and the grown-up version of the magician’s daughter taking a series of dangerous trips back in time, through black holes, in an attempt to save her father’s life.
Featuring Rhianna Mack, Angela Parsons, Trista Wyly, Tyson Rinehart, Jeff Hernandez and Jeff Swearingen
November 11-21, 2009
Playing at the Teatro Dallas Space
1331 Record Crossing Road, Dallas TX 75235
Thursday, October 1, 2009
The Last Castrato: Hits High Notes
By Michael Dale/ August 24, 2005
...what I wouldn't change is the casting of Jeff Swearingen, whose exuberant energy and nice-guy likability is a treat to watch. Performing with no set -- just a folding chair, two tables, minimal props and nothing behind him but a black curtain -- director Brad McEntire puts him through a cardio workout with physically demanding staging full of pratfalls and human sound effects. His fun performance of an enjoyable... script makes The Last Castrato hit some pleasant high notes.
From Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
Out of the Loop: Audacity Productions, The Last Castrato
by Mark Lowry/ Staff Writer/ March 6, 2006
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There's some outrageously funny stuff here.... Swearingen really gets into it, too... Audacious, indeed.
From Dallas Morning News
Anatomical antics Swearingen shows off range in 'Castrato'
by Lawson Taitte/ March 6, 2006
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The world has been waiting for Jeff Swearingen to find a role that could contain and exploit his explosive, hilarious and truly quirky talent. He's finally got one... Under Brad McEntire's direction, Mr. Swearingen bounced between hilarity and an almost scary intensity... More than once, the audience finds itself unable to stop laughing.