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Adventures In Construction

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

There’s always a lot of construction going on around my place of employment.

Here’s a picture of a building they’re working on, just a few blocks away.

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A bit closer up:

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Every time I pass this building, all I can think of is, “JESUS CHRIST, GET THE HELL OUT OF THE BUILDING! YOU’RE STANDING ON NOTHING!

That is all.

Shameless Plugging: POSTCARDS FROM A DEAD DOG

Monday, March 12th, 2007

I know what you’re thinking: this guy actually does something outside of writing posts about lame music?  It’s a fair question.  Well, this month I intend to prove it with a fantastic new show. 

It’s a one-act play called Postcards From A Dead Dog.  I don’t want to give away too many details about it, but I’ll tell you that it’s a fantastic, funny story about a mother and her son, and their attempts to connect with each other throughout their complicated relationship. (That’s a really oversimplified plot summary, which is why I usually don’t give details.) 

The important thing is that I’m working with an unbelievably gifted team: our director, Troy Miller, and actress Jackie Sydney, who is playing my mother.  We’re all working as members of Emerging Artists Theatre Company.  I’ve been a member of EAT for four years, and it’s been incredibly fulfilling, both creatively and personally.

Run by Artistic Director Paul Adams and an extremely talented staff, EAT is a company devoted to playwright development, and most shows performed have not been featured on a New York stage before.  (See the website if you’re interested in more information.)  Postcards From A Dead Dog is part of EAT’s biannual EATFEST, a collection of one-act plays performing in repertory.

If you’ve made it this far, thanks a lot; I appreciate it.  If you’re anywhere in the NY area and are looking for a great night of theatre, featuring plays you definitely haven’t seen before, please consider spending 90 minutes with us.  And please stick around after the show; I’d love to meet you if I haven’t already.  It opens tomorrow, March 13!

EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE COMPANY
PRESENTS:


POSTCARDS FROM A DEAD DOG

By F.J. Hartland
Directed by Troy Miller
With Jason Hare and Jacqueline Sydney

Part of EATFEST: SERIES A, also featuring THE QUESTIONING and CLAPTRAPP

March 13 – April 1:  Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

Theatre 5
311 W. 43rd St  (between 8th and 9th ave)
5th Floor (elevator building!)
Between 8th and 9th Avenue
Paid parking is available on 43rd between 8th and 9th, as well as nearby blocks.  Only a block or so away from 1,2,3,7,A,C,E,N&R trains.

Tickets are $18
Cash, check, or credit card at door, TDF Vouchers accepted
For reservations: 212-247-2429 and reserve for SERIES A

(If you’d like to buy tickets online, you may do so here – however, there’s a $3/ticket service fee.  My recommendation is to call to make a reservation, then just pay at the door.)

All this information, by the way, is also available on the Performance page.  Thanks again!