Spend New Year's Eve with Eclectic Theatre Company, for the Premiere of their One Day Play
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The last date listed for One Day Play was Friday December 31, 2010 / 10:00pm.
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Featured review from Eva RosenbergRed Velvet
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It was an ambitious idea - to write, rehearse and set up an entire play within 24 hours. Sounded like fun!
However, it was clear that at least one or two of the several writers involved were very lazy, or had limited vocabularies.
1) There was one character, a ceramic doll named ivory/ebony whose lines consisted primarily of bitch and f***. It was cute the first time. But after an hour and a half of this limited vocabulary ...puhleeze!!!!!!!
2) They used a cute device, having all the characters run through and around the set like cartoon characters, set to music. It was funny the first time...but after the third of 4th time, it was tedious.
3) Overall, there was too much vulgarity in the script. Truly, it could have been more fun without ALL the endless swearing. That just speaks of a total lack of creativity and the need to fill up time.
There were a few really funny moments - one of them was a character playing with a big black rubber dildo. It really was silly and funny - and then lifting it from the table it was on, it released the little suction cup on the bottom with a big pop! Unexpected and funny. Not all the potty humor was wasted.
Of the entire ensemble of characters, each one had at least one moment of charm.
Overall, it was just OK. A little more effort could have been put into writing the characters a little better. After all, with 5-7 people writing a progressive script, surely each person could have come up with 10-15 minutes of GOOD writing!
Quotes & Highlights
Stay after the second show for a free BYOB New Year’s Eve party.
One Day Play: A full-length play created in 24 hours from conception to execution.
Plays created in 24 hours have been around since the 1950s, when Rachel Rosenthal pioneered the form in Los Angeles. Most companies producing such entertainments will present an evening of short pieces, usually between ten and twenty minutes in length, all created within a period of 24 hours from concept to execution.
The Eclectic Company Theatre is taking the concept to a different level. The ECT will present one full length play created in 24 hours. That is, one real play, not an evening of sketches. In 24 hours, a group of writers and actors will create, rehearse and bring to performance a single new full-length play.
Supervising director: Taylor Ashbrook. Produced by Beth Ricketson and Kerr Seth Lordygan. Written and performed by the artists and associates of The Eclectic Company Theatre.