Yum! Pie!

British comic Jonnie Marbles tried to hit Rupert Murdoch with a pie—‘or rather, “a pie plate of foam,” as an Associated Press story unfancifully labeled it—during the media magnate’ s testimony in the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Marbles was deflected by Murdoch’ s wife Wendi Deng before the pie—for theatrical purposes, this … Continue reading »

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Water Cooler Theater #1

PAPER CUTS A script for the state workers in Wisconsin CHARACTERS A: The governor B: Anybody but the governor PROPS A whole lot of pieces of paper SCENE ONE B: What’s this? A: it’s a ballot. Vote for me. B: Well, I’ll vote for SOMEBODY. I believe in the will of the people. SCENE TWO … Continue reading »

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Chautauqua! soldiers on

Chautauqua!, the National Theater of the United States of America’s postmodern recreation of oratory spectators of the late 1800s and early 1900s, continues to tear up the provinces after premiering in New York over a year ago. Touring the show would seem tricky, since entire tracts of it need to be rewritten in order to … Continue reading »

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