Monday, June 30, 2008

Why are you not seeing this show... TWICE!

"Laundry & Bourbon" and"Lone Star"

Reviewed by Larry Stark
This pair of plays explain each other, document the difficulties of marriage, and the claustrophobic life of small towns like Maynard, Texas (West of Dallas, on the edge of the desert). And it is heartbreaking to watch a solid, solidly directed cast try to do this honest double-show, which depends heavily on "the laughter of recognition", before a scattered, insubstantial audience. There IS a sort of "critical mass" of audience necessary that makes theatrical comedy work, and The Makeshift Theatre Company is working on perhaps the worst week-end of the year: July 3, 5 and 6. If ever a show needed YOU this week-end, this one does.
So, if you love brilliant theate:GO!
Love,===Anon.( a k a larry stark)


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Shows and wiffle ball

Hi folks, we have been going crazy with L&B and LS opening THIS FRIDAY!!!! You heard me right we are opening THIS FRIDAY! I am so impressed with this show. The set, the lights, the performances. Everyone better come out and see this great work of story telling!!! Here are some teaser pictures!!

Dude! Our second prime time show ever!!!

We also had our first wiffle ball game of the season in humid 105 degree weather. Which means every lasted about 4 innings. Mr. Rhodes was ready to go the distance, but the majority of the crowd was clamering ofr hot BBQ and cold beer. So we retired back to the house. Here are the highlights:
We were supposed to play again this weekend but I think we will all be way to pooped after tech week and opening night. Sometimes the wiffle spirit is willing, but the body is a no show.

We also want to say a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Anna Waldron and Stephen Libby who ties the knot this past weekend. Although I was not personally envited Mr. Overby and Ms. Em said it was beautiful. YEA!!!!! Enjoy your honey moon kids and we will see you when you get back!



Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Maynard Texas means Good Times

We are into rehearsal for LB & LS!!! And it is looking fantastic! We should promo pictures by the end of next week, so keep an eye out.

We would also like to welcome John sanzi back into the Makeshift fold. The Sanz is our business manager and works as our box office manager for our prime time shows. John had to take a leave of absence for personal reasons, and now we are happy to have him back in the thick of things, YEA SANZ! He was at the Makeshift Offices this weekend doing some planning with Mr. Rhodes and then Ms. EM and Overby came in and we watched SERENITY in surround sound... awesome. After much begging they let me stay and watch as well, I just had to fetch them drinks the whole time.

This coming weekend is WIFFLE BALL WEEKEND (take II) Our first opening day was rained out so this is our make up game, and I hope mother nature works with us this time. It has finally warmed up here in New England, and it's about dern time. We hope to see you there, and if not there will be some video for sure!

The show, The Sanz, Wiffle Ball..... I think there was something else I needed to cover... OH YEAH! we will once again be participating for the Citi Performing Arts Center's CELEBRATE SHAKESPEARE DAY on Boston Common. We will be doing some short skit and will have a booth set up with information about next season and the company. The closer we get to the date I will pass along more information. I like to think of it as out official announcement of next season.

Whew... that's all.... now I am gonna see if Mr. Rhodes will let me play with his new speaker system.... wish me luck.

~The ever lovin' NERO