Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Love of the Nightingale

One of our company members, Melissa Gordon, wrote all of our core GZ members an email and highly recommended that we see Red Tape Theatre's The Love of the Nightingale so I wanted to spread the good word. It closes this weekend and Chris and I won't get a chance to see it but, please, if you're looking for a good show to see, check this one out. Here's what Melissa had to say:

Tom and I went to see a show last night that I think would be an EXCELLENT show for the rest of the GZ-ites to see. It's called "The Love Of The Nightingale" and it's being performed by Red Tape Theatre (for those of you who know Robert Oakes, this is his theatre company). It's Jeff Recommended, and Tom and I fully believe it's the production value of the show that got the nod. The production is truly excellent - large cast in a small space done well, great use of choreography, interesting use of stage and props, great costumes, music, lights - the whole shabang. While watching the show I thought about recent (and not so recent) conversations we've had about "creating a spectacle" and use of choreography, etc., and this is a great reference point for doing those things in a very creative and affective way. The show closes next weekend (29th) and if you are interested in seeing I would suggest reserving tickets because the house was pretty packed last night. Tickets are $25.

So, there you have it. Robert was in Desire Under the Elms. It looks like tonight's performance is sold out so get your tickets soon.

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