Day Four: Workshop

One of the unexpected benefits of this rehearsal structure (one week in NY, then two and a half in Boise) is that it helps to keep the options open early as if it were a workshop week. Andy is not yet standing on the stage at BCT where you (Do you have your tickets?) will soon be gathered to see Namaste Man. In a way, we are free from that pressure of production and we can better explore the options of style and chronology that will make the show in Boise distinct from the original production. Have I mentioned that this is just the second time Namaste Man has been produced? And it is already a very different, and even better incarnation of Andy’s play.

A Behanding In Spokane
Kristy, Justin and I went to the The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre┬álast night to see McDonagh’s newest show. We all worked on The Cripple of Inishmaan together at BCT in 2001. And for Kris and I, the twisted brilliance of The Pillowman (BCT 2008) proved that McDonagh could tell stories that weren’t set in Ireland. Unfortunately, this play, his first set in the U.S., is not his best.

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