Farcical Comedy Leiris/Picasso from Brimmer Street Theatre Company
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It's everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story: Little Shop of Horrors. Take a musical journey through the streets of Skid Row to a struggling flower shop where a blood-thirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. Seductive, tragic and full of delightfully demented humor, this long-running Off-Broadway musical comedy is based on Roger Corman's B-movie and was later turned into a Broadway show and an Academy Award-nominated film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Now the intimate Cupcake Theater stages this campy classic with book and lyrics from Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, the legendary team behind the scores for Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Enjoy a night of bloody good fun with doo-wop inspired songs like "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," "Feed Me" and "Suddenly, Seymour." Learn More
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Clever writing, funny performances, and a wonderful space make this a thoroughly enjoyable night of theatre. The Brimmer Street Theatre Company is definitely a group to keep your eye on. David Jette's clever script re-imagines an actual meeting of French Resistance luminaries that took place in the home of Michel Leiris during the German occupation of France in 1944. They've gathered together to read Pablo Picasso's final work, a play entitled Desire Caught by the Tail. What ensues is a door slamming farce complete with prat falls, sexual indiscretions, a brunette bombshell and a giant swastika. Fine performances from all, but a standout one from Patrick Baker as Jean-Paul Sartre. He plays the part with such bombast I found myself laughing at almost every line.
If you're in the mood for a good time, I urge you to check out this show.
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This play is a totally madcap politically incorrect farce using an actual event as its springboard. It's like a 1930's screwball comedy onstage, with absolutely top notch performances from everyone. I wasn't bored or restless for a moment of the...continued
The Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced that in association with Bootleg Theater it will present the world premiere of Wednesday Night at the Home of Michel Leiris a Reading of the Play ‘Desire Caught by the Tail’ by the Painter Pablo Picasso.
Leiris/Picasso twists the true story of an underground meeting between Picasso and the French existentialists into a slamming-doors sex farce. Enduring hunger, the Nazis, and each other, the greatest thinkers of the 20th century risk their lives to find that the master has written a play so unwatchable that even they cannot stomach the pretension.
The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Patrick Baker, Michael Bulger, Jenny Byrd, Dan Gordon, Amy K. Harmon, Tyler Jenich, Fred Ochs, Melissa Powell and Joseph L. Roberts. Julanne Jacobs is the production stage manager, and Leiris/Picasso is being produced for Brimmer Street Theatre Company by Jenny Byrd, Ian Garrett, and Michael Bulger. Leiris/Picasso is part of BSTC’s 2010 season, which also includes Summer in Hell by Miles Brandman, scheduled to open November 6 at studio | stage in Hollywood.