Theater break! Today we've got three -- count em, three -- insta-reviews from our intrepid theater critics AndrewAndrew. Below, they weigh in on Daniel Kitson's It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later, Zayd Dohrn's Outside People and Jay Scheib's World of Wires. Where'd ya get those crazy hats, AA?
It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later at St. Ann's Warehouse
Using only his superb grasp of the English language and some mildly irritating light bulbs, master story-teller Daniel Kitson returns to St. Ann's Warehouse for a second time to attempt to tell two entire life stories in just under two hours. He resists using the big things that happen in life (i.e. graduation, marriage, death of loved ones), but relies only on small details of everyday life. Will this deluge of verbal petit fours be a full meal or simple satisfy our sweet tooth? Watch the full video review to find out!
Outside People at The Vineyard Theatre
A wandering Marxist, who's living out of the backseat of his car and working on his "independent film," is suddenly whisked away to Beijing, China by a college buddy he befriended years ago. He finds himself miles away from home with a cushy job, free housing in a four-star hotel, and even is starting to fall for a attractive Chinese woman. But can a directionless American find his way in China or will his new-found love prove to be more than he bargained for? Find out in our video review of in Zayd Dohrn's new off-Broadway play, Outside People.
World of Wires at The Kitchen
Having been long-time fans of director/designer/author Jay Scheib, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, we pretty much know what we are getting into when seeing one of his productions" deep, disjointed story lines that rely on heavy video projectors and usually leave you with more questions than answers. In the third installment of his "Simulated Cities/Simulated Systems" he adapts Fassbinder's "Welt am Draht", the 1973 sci-fi series based on Daniel F. Galouye's novel Simulacron-3. Familiar with those two works, right? Don't worry, we weren't either! Watch the video review to find out where Law and Order fits in with all with!