Proudly based in Dallas, Texas Audacity Theatre Lab is a platform for the imaginations of a collective of individual theatre artists. The artists of ATL are empowered to use the company as an outlet for the creation of new theatre projects, be they bold re-imaginings of existing works or the incubation and exploration of completely original works for the stage.
Brad McEntire will be presenting his "original oration" CYRANO A-GO-GO at the Houston Fringe Festival this weekend. Here's the deets:
A note about
the age of fifteen, during the first few weeks of his first ever theatre class,
Brad McEntire has been obsessed with the swashbuckling, romantic, tragicomic
play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand. In this original oration,
McEntire explores his fascination with Rostand’s play from many angles:
historical, literary and personal. Through this exploration, CYRANO A-GO-GO
reflects McEntire’s own life-long coming-to-terms with the hard lessons about
how art imitates life, and vice versa...
about the oration format:
in which a single speaker takes the stage to discuss a given topic, was a
well-known format from the mid-1800s through the mid-1900s. A cross between a
theatrical performance, lecture and staged reading, the form was made popular
by such orators as Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens and Mark Twain. This
presentation is a contemporary take on this format.