Sunday, July 29, 2012

CHOP at N47

The three-show run of CHOP went very well at Nouveau 47 Theatre this weekend. The audiences were small to medium, but Brad got some really good feedback. People seemed to really respond to the piece. Next stop... NYC!

More info on CHOP at the New York International Fringe Festival go HERE.

Monday, July 16, 2012

CYRANO A-GO-GO Houston Fringe venue

Exact times to come, but CYRANO A-GO-GO will play at... 
Bohemeo's Cafe and Theatre
708 Telephone Road, 
Houston, TX 77023
September 6-8, 2012 as part of the Houston Fringe Festival.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

CHOP at FringeNYC: Dates and Times

Here are the performance dates and times for CHOP as it will play at the New York International Fringe Festival next month. If you are in New York in mid-to-late August come check out the show!
Friday, August 17 at 5 PM
Saturday, August 18 at 4:15 PM
Sunday, August 19 at 1:45 PM
Wednesday, August 22 at 3:15 PM
 Friday, August 24 at 6 PM
Saturday, August 25 at 9:45 PM
Playing at the Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre (the Players Loft), 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor (West 3rd Street & Bleecker).
Also, there's lots more info on the show at the CHOP website.

Friday, July 13, 2012

CHOP Q-and-A on

Brad McEntire has a nice Q&A over on about his show CHOP playing next month at the New York International Fringe Festival. Here it is...

CHOP: Brad McEntire

An FringeNYC Q&A

Q: What is your job on this show?
A: playwright/performer

Q: When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
A: I liked to draw when I was a kid and thought I'd be a cartoonist when I grew up. Had no interest in theatre.

In high school, I had a crush on a girl in the theatre department and joined a class. I was hooked. The theatre bug bit hard! I never got to date that girl, but I did stay with theatre. Been writing, performing, what-have-you since then. Oh, and I still draw comics, too.

Q: Have you been part of FringeNYC in the past? If so, how did you particpate? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
A: This will be my fourth time at FringeNYC. In 2000 I produced a show called SLICK KADMON V. GOD by Chip Loser. In 2001 I presented my own comedy RED PAJAMA BLUES. In 2005 I directed and produced Andy Eninger's one-man show THE LAST CASTRATO. I'm pleased to return this year with CHOP which I wrote and will be performing myself.

Q: In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
A: CHOP concerns a man who is incredibly isolated from the world around him. There's a layer of glass, it seems, between him and all the happy, engaged, productive people he observes around him. Then he meets a mysterious tattooed woman who introduces him to an underground amputation fetish group. He finally feels a sense of belonging.

I think the show is several things. It is weird and funny and spontaneous. CHOP is about growth and identity. It is about potential. And there is a really charming, heartfelt love story underpinning the whole thing.

My hope is that audiences will come away feeling that they have taken in a full experience of theatre, you know, gone on a journey with the piece. I also hope they head off and have strong drink and stronger discussions after the show about the lengths we all go to for love, acceptance, place and belonging.

Q: Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
A: What are you kidding? Groucho.

Q: How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
A: If you mean seeing different races, genders, lifestyles and the like represented on the stage, then I'm for it, but I don't think of it as a big deal.

I am a huge champion of individual theatre artists having individual points of view. I think the theatre, and therefore the greater culture, would be a better place if more and more theatre artists considered themselves more as creative artists rather than merely interpretive. There would be more voices and, naturally, more diversity in those voices, if theatre artists on the whole (especially directors and actors) instigated their own projects rather than waited to be given someone else's vision to interpret. That's my two cents anyway...

Check it out on HERE.


CHOP concerns a man profoundly isolated from the people in the city around him. Through a chance encounter with a mysterious tattooed woman he is introduced to what be his true calling - a unique subculture of amputation fetishists. 
Venue: Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street
$15.00 - $18.00
Performance Dates:
August 17, 2012 - August 25, 2012
Box Office/Info:
Producer: Audacity Theatre Lab
Author: Brad McEntire
Andrew J. Merkel

Monday, July 2, 2012

CHOP at Nouveau 47

Brad McEntire will perform his one-man show CHOP in the Dallas area before he takes it off to the New York International Fringe Festival and the Seattle Fringe Festival.

Playing Friday July 27 at 8 PM
and Saturday, July 28 at 8 Pm and 10:30 PM

At Nouveau 47 Theatre in the historic Magnolia Lounge (Margo Jones Building), Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210

Suggested donation of $10 at the door. Also, BYOB!