Saturday, July 18, 2009

Six Across

"Six Across" at the Hudson Guild Theater, presented by the Fresh Fruit Festival, July 16, 2009

Not a review, but a quick congratulations to my friend Daniel Koenig on his first play, presented as part of the 2009 Fresh Fruit Festival.

Much promise for a freshman effort - I'm hoping for a role in his next opus.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Toxic Avenger

The Toxic Avenger at New World Stages, April 29, 2009

(photo by Carol Rosegg)

This Troma-ville tale of "La Belle et La Bete,"
Has a loud, hard-rock score you'll likely forget.
The Mayor, played balls to the wall by Miss Nancy
Opel, whose comedy can't be called fancy.

The lyrics are creaky (they mention geranium,
then not-so subtly rhyme it with cranium.)
The sets are inventive, encroaching the stage
Though the volume of sound sends you into a rage.

The cast, in support, work hard, but a few
like Demond Green's "Black Dude" rise above this stage stew.
Mr. Rando's direction, both broad and a bit coarse
Is pretty much faithful to Troma, his source.