Friday, September 28, 2012

CHOP at the Seattle Fringe

The Seattle Fringe was a blast! Very nice, very professional group of fellow artists and organizers. CHOP became that little show with all the buzz around it at this festival. Brad even garnered a few standing ovations. Here's some pics from the festival.

Outside the venue The Odd Duck
backstage waiting to go on...
"Happy Birthday to me..."
Ruth and Brad at Starbucks #1 at Pike's Place Market
Ruth and Brad's awesome hosts... Richard & Curt (and Thomas the dog)
Fringe folks: Brad, Yana Kesala, Rik Deskin, Beth Raas-Bergquist, Emily Harvey

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pics from CYRANO A-GO-GO in Houston

First off, the folks at the Houston Fringe were very hospitable. The most welcoming group we at Audacity have come across in a long while. The festival was not very big (it is still growing), but a good time was had by all and some good theatre was put on. 

One small note: the venue that CYRANO A-GO-GO was in ended up being an outdoor "stage." Or should I say PATIO! The original costume of a full black suit was whittled down over the next few performances to a more casual attire due to the 96 degree heat.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

CYRANO A-GO-GO at 2012 Houston Fringe

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 piece:
Since 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...

A note about the oration format:
Oration, 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.

Thursday, September 6th at 7 PM
Friday, September 7th at 7 PM
Saturday, September 8th at 8:30 PM

Bohemeo's Cafe and Theatre,
708 Telephone Road,
Houston, TX 77023

As part of the Houston Fringe Festival.
For tickets head HERE.