Friday, February 20, 2009

The Surprise

This is Martin. This was taken during a rehearsal break. Lucy is his dog, but we also like to pretend she's the stage manager. She's a terrible stage manager, by the way, always letting us get off-topic and extend our break times with the business of getting more tea.

Despite her shortcomings, the rehearsals are going well, and I am looking forward to our opening next week. I am always describing Martin as "smart and funny," which he is, but it occurred to me yesterday that another word that should be in there is kinetic. He really knows how to move, and he uses his entire body to tell his stories, every ounce of him vibrating with it.

We worked on a show about his travels in West Africa last spring. This time he's telling us about some surprising family news that came his way not too long ago. I don't want to say much more, but I will say that the news takes him to the temple of Angkor Wat and the jungles of Vietnam. It's a hell of a story. I hope you can come see it.

The Surprise is being presented as part of The NY Frigid Fest, and as such the performance schedule looks as random as if you were to play Battleship with a calendar:

Weds, 2/25 @ 9
Sat, 2/28 @ 5:30
Weds, 3/4 @ 7:30
Sat, 3/7 @ 4
Sun, 3/8 @ 8:30
The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street (between Bowery & 2nd Ave)
$15 tickets @ SmartTix; click here
or call 212-868-4444

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