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You Can See Forever (or at least till September!)

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So our little skit is finding it’s audience.

The critics all had something to say about this problematic show, which was greeted as a bit of an oddity even back in its original production in 1965. Our director Charlotte Moore has done a major adaptation, streamlining the plot and scaling back the overall size of the production, both to fit more comfortably in Irish Rep’s intimate space, and to focus more directly on Lerner and Lane’s beautiful score. Whether she was successful in improving the script seems to be a matter of debate, but the reviews all rave about that score! …

On the Big Screen!

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So here I am, front and center in a PIVOTAL scene in America’s #1 movie, Ocean’s 8. I’m posting the photo here for anyone out there who may have blinked and missed it. Sandra Bullock’s voiceover explains that we’re the bankers from Omaha who have invested in fashion designer Helena Bonham Carter’s attempted comeback show. The show’s a total flop (non-spoiler) which explains our disgruntled faces. Shout out to my fellow bankers David Gibson and Steven Hauck. Two of the nicest guys you’d ever want to spend two frigid days with in the architectural landmark

Screen/Stage Hybrid

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Returned to the New School last week for their annual script reading event. Five winning screenplays were selected from dozens of student submissions, and twelve-minute excerpts from each of the winning scripts were performed by a cast of five actors in a live reading. As usual, there was a wide range of themes and styles - a NYC teenager losing his parents on 9/11, a nervous pregnant woman hiring a mom to teach her about parenthood, a third generation circus performer finding her independence, a possibly haunted motel, and a LSD-influenced soul-journey with a flock of swans.

© Craig Waletzko 2016