Really! INVITE ME!!!

Here’s the second half of what I think might be good at the festival this year. If you aren’t on here, write to me and tell me why you should be, and if you are on here, you better let me know to come to your show. I’ve got brothers and aunts and relations showing up for Hail Satan and they want to see theater while they’re here.

Yesterday has the first part of the alphabet, today is the last half.

On Air Off is totally trying to seduce me into coming. It’s a radio show gone nuts, with voices from the future and bizarre shit going down. This sounds great.

The Other Side Of Darkness has, in its cast, one of the best performers alive today. Rob Maitner is what Nathan Lane wishes he was, a genuine original talent with a heart as big as his flamboyance. I love Rob as an actor, I might love him even more as a guy.

Poppies looks interesting. I have to say, on this level you have to be really careful the way you advertise dramas because they can rub you either way, but this one really attracted me.

Riding The Bull is written by a guy I’ve worked with in the past, and who I believe is a good writer. I know nothing about the show, but I trust Gus (August Schulenburg as he is listed) to put together a good evening of theater.

Ripper’s 5 gets qualified interest from me. I know that it’s gonna be a smaller musical, which really intrigues me, because of the venue, and I love the subject material… but it is 2 hours and 35 minutes long. Now, the last show I was involved in producing ran damn near three hours with intermission, so yes, I’m an asshole and a hypocrite, but that show was one of the best shows I’ve ever read. If Ripper’s 5 is as well, then I’ll be glad I saw it.

Semi Permanent is a really great show. I’ve known Rick for a long time, and he is one of the best storytellers you will ever find, and this show is so lovely, so warm, so funny and so beautiful. I can’t wait to see it, and you should leave this blog right now and buy tickets.

Slut looks a lot more interesting than the name suggests. I have a soft spot for Canadians talking about sex, what can I say?

Theremin (no working link) – are you kidding me? Of course I’m going to this, this is the guy who basically invented electronic music. Good grief… I’m going and I’m bringing people.

Victor Woo, The Average Asian American is going to be fantastic. Sometimes you just get a feeling, and I just know this show will be great. I don’t know anyone in it, and have barely read the blurb, but I’m POSITIVE.

I’ve never been wrong about this kind of thing.

The Wisdom That Men Seek has one thing going for it as far as I’m concerned, and that’s that they are from Astoria. Their website has no information on their play, but it does have an awesome picture of the track and bridge from about five blocks from my house. So, naturally, I’m gonna go see their play.

So, that’s it. These are the shows I’ve got warm fuzzies for, but I could be off by 80% (the guys I know in the festival, I’m still gonna vouch for) (oh, and that Average Asian thingy, that’s gonna win an emmy one day, trust me), so please drop me a line or use the comments area to tell me to come see your play. I would love to be wrong about something I disregarded, but I’d hate to regret it.