“I’m much more involved, I suppose, because it’s been a long process from the beginning to the end—and, of course, we’re not to the end yet. “
Playwright JaJuan Turner knows the struggle. A courier by day for Mercy Medical Center, Turner goes home and writes four hours daily in a room dubbed “the lab.” He’s 80% deaf and the hearing aids he needs exceed his budget. Artistic sinecures and safeguards elude him: no fancy university post, no agent, no grants. He’s
This show simultaneously pays homage to and pokes fun at William Shakespeare, theater’s most sacred cow. In the space of a few hours, three actors take to the stage to summarize all 37 of the Bard’s legendary plays— including the sonnets— in a blizzard of wit and energetic performance.
“Everybody has been hypnotized,” hypnotist and comedy magician Chuck King. “And with that being said, it might not be what you think it is.
When a husband and wife meet their new next door neighbors— a standard setup in pop culture theater— there’s a sly acknowledgement of how cliche this premise could be.