“This is a play about the devilish in-between of narcissism versus peacemaking, of bitterness versus forgiveness…”
Last friday I saw “Visiting Bammy Lewis,” as envisioned by the CNY Playhouse, written by local playwright Joleene Derosiers Moody. Quite a show.
If The Glass Menagerie could be considered a comedy, if The Seagull is a comedy, then Visiting Bammy Lewis has found it’s place amongst the greats of cynical and obscenely sad laugh riots. Maybe it was just me, but I found this farce more depressing than funny.
“Visiting Bammy Lewis,” an original comedy by Joleene DesRosiers Moody and directed by Korrie Taylor, is now playing at The Central New York Playhouse. A family comes together for the holidays and chaos ensues from unwanted guests and a winning lottery ticket. Syracuse.com‘s Len Fonte describes it as, “slight, silly, and often the kind of funny that’s linked to confusion, but it’s still a good time.”
By Tom Magnarelli MIAMI (Cusetonight) – Every year, tens of thousands of people come to Art Basel Miami Beach to see contemporary art from more than 250 galleries from around the world. It’s a star-studded event where hundreds of millions of dollars in artwork is exchanged from galleries to private investors as women serve $25 a glass champaign while you stare at Jason Rhoades 2003 neon sign that says, “Twat Waffle”…
…and William Copley’s 1965 “Tomb of the Unknown Whore.”
Check out the first in a series of videos we are making for the Built to Build Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Onondaga County. The 10 week program is free and for women and minorities in the county looking to get the skills to begin a career in construction. You can find out more at BBPAOnondaga.com. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2014.
As you’re ushered into the theater (CNY Playhouse), take a moment to seriously consider if you dressed appropriately for this play and then, sit in the damned splatter zone anyway. Yeah, that’s right. A splatter zone. And that’s not the only gimmick that takes this prototypical camping trip to the ends of the definition of “bizarre,” but I mean that in the best way possible. Gun shots, strobe lights, buckets of blood and questionable taste make “Evil Dead: The Musical” a… memorable experience.
The Redhouse Arts Center presents “The Penguin Tango,” an original play from Artistic Director Stephen Svoboda. Check out all the info on our Events page.
In this side-splitting, screwball comedy, inspired by actual events at the Bremerhaven, Brooklyn, and Central Park Zoos, a community of penguins is hilariously turned upside down by sex, stereotypes, and soggy sardines. Broadway World called The Penguin Tango “… sweet, charming, winsome and utterly enjoyable.” Don’t miss the chance to see the play Backstage Magazine calls “…a parachute ride into an anthropomorphic amusement park.
For the past two years, Baldwinsville native Kim Dryden and her co-director Austin Smith have been documenting young street artists in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Now they need your help to finish their movie. Check out their Kickstarter campaign and make a donation.