The Something-Nothing: Acerbic Comedy About a Love Triangle
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The last date listed for The Something-Nothing was Saturday October 24, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Bold, contemporary play that held my attention throughout.
Liza, who at the outset, seems to be a very together mid-twenties woman, with many interests, is stuck with Luna, a roommate aptly described by the nickname she's chosen for herself. She's an absolute trainwreck, but in such a way that we can't wrench ourselves away from looking at her. Clever, sexy, and sharp-tongued in a multi-use sort of way, the viscous Luna gets a lot of the great lines in this fast paced dialog.
We wonder at first what even draws the 2 women to live with one another, since they seem so different. Is it the high price of tiny NY apartments? But, not even. The pretty, kind-natured Liza seems to be supporting her alcholic, drunken c...t of a roommate.
Both females are outstanding in their roles, fulfilling what I believe are the writers intentions. The male love/sex interest doesn't quite match them, but is fairly good too.
Go see this play if you're not offended by strong language.
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This is a great show. The writing is undeniably sharp and funny, and the acting is spot-on. I particularly enjoyed the male lead, Michael Rubenstone. He plays a complicated character -- a self-involved artist/poet type who also happens to work...continued
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“Smart…fine acting…Edlow’s dialogue bounces between razor-sharp and languid, creating a weird uneasiness…a female response to LaBute.” —LA Weekly, Go!
Theatre Planners presents The Something-Nothing, a hyper romantic comedy by Fielding Edlow, creator of the “Best of NYC Fringe” award-winning Coke-Free J.A.P. Directing is Kiff Scholl. Racquel Lehrman is producing.
Set in the West Village, Edlow’s free-wheeling stagework wallows in the machinations of three lost 27 year-old narcissists who are enmeshed in a web of e-mails, poetic diatribes and gallons of Jim Beam. The audience is plunged into an unrequited love triangle between a drunken lesbian stage manager, Mr. Sensitive ponytail man and a raging people pleaser. The production stars Robyn Cohen, Annika Marks, and Michael Rubenstone.
Fielding Edlow, a native New Yorker, has had her plays produced/workshopped in New York and Los Angeles with Naked Angels, NY Stage & Film, PSNBC, Dixon Place, The Culture Project, NY Fringe Festival and Home for Contemporary Arts. Her full-length play, The Something-Nothing was recently workshopped at the Lounge Theatre with the Mineral Theatre Co. Her newest play, Admissions, was workshopped at NY Stage & Film with John Pankow. Her one-woman show, Coke-Free J.A.P., premiered at the 2001 NYC Fringe Festival and received the “Best of Fringe award” from Backstage. Its subsequent West Coast premiere, directed by Craig Carlisle, enjoyed a four-month, sold-out run at the McCadden Place Theatre.