Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd we’re back…
After a suitable hiatus (to conquer other things) Cambiare Productions gets back to doing what we do…
This time we made Will write the whole thing instead of just adapting and creating the connective tissue, and we promise there’s only one death.
OH and we have a sword fight,
and a dance number,
and chase scenes,
AND jokes at Euripides’ expense!
I know that SOUNDS like a lot from one night of theatre, but that’s not all!
That’s not even nearly half!
Because the other half of this evening of theatre is a WHOLE OTHER WORLD PREMIERE PLAY – The 21 Would-Be Lives of Phineas Hamm from our friends at Paper Moon Rep!
A double feature!
You write all this without exclamation points.
Our high energy tour of love, fate, and the Western Canon is led by Andrew Rodgers (Titus Andronicus) as Messenger No. 4 and newcomer Vanessa Marroquin as Chrysothemis, and propelled by an award-winning ensemble portraying a broad swath of characters from Greek classics and Shakespeare’s masterpieces featuring Elena Weinberg (Hamlet, Imaginary Invalid), Camille La Tour (Echoes of Ireland, The Red Balloon), Rachel Wiese (Big Love, Metamophses), Karina Dominguez (La Pastorela, Story Seekers), Daniel Sawtelle (B. Iden Payne award nominee; Of Mice and Men), Joey Melcher (Baby in the Basement), Phillip Olson (Everything About a Day; Slaughter City), Megan Minto, (What You Touch is Gold), and Jessica Allen (Twelfth Night, The Tempest)
And because that wasn’t fun enough? We have an artistic team with a full trophy case to make them all look good, including Ia Enstera (Scenic Design), Megan Reilly (Lighting Design), and Glenda Barnes (Costume Design).
I know this is all a bit breathless but this isn’t some “quiet contemplation of fate as imagined by the heroes of Greek Literature” – this is a full on non-stop freight train… and that’s a breathless sort of thing…
Doors open February 17th.
Tonight, Monday November 28th Will and Amanda and I will be at the Blue Theatre with the fine folks of Paper Moon Rep co-hosting the Dark Monday Fair: A Theatre Carnival to help raise capital for our double header of new plays opening at the Blue Theatre on February 17th.
Paper Moon Rep will be producing Rachel McGinnis’ ‘The 21 Would-Be Lives of Phineas Hamm’ and we will be producing Will’s brand spanking new ‘Messenger No. 4 (or… How to Survive a Greek Tragedy’.
I wanted to give our internet advocates a chance to participate in the fundraiser but the available networks won’t allow for livestreaming of my being punched in the face. So I leave you with the below Ken Burns style retrospective of the shows the Cambiare Productions team has made together (some with Gobotrick Theatre Company) and get psyched for the details to come about Messenger No. 4 including such fun facts like: when can I audition?
If you’re in Austin I encourage you to come out to the party, it’ll be a good time, and you finally get to punch me without consequence. If you’re not in Austin, we wish you were here. We get an awful lot of unconditional support from strangers and don’t think we don’t know what a blessing that is. Thank you.