Tuesday, November 17, 2009

celebrating Ellen!

Celebrating Ellen at La MaMa on November 1, 2009. Randy Gener captured this image of La MaMa's Associate Producer, Bev Petty and GOH Director, Bonnie Sue Stein after the event! It was a moving event, in which the Annex Theater was renamed Ellen Stewart Theatre! Ellen is 90 years old this year, and we celebrated her wide, wild and wonderful journey!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Twelfth Night Opening on November 12

Review of Vit's new show by Joan Acocella in the New Yorker:
This week, at La Mama, the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre presents “Twelfth Night,” for sixteen marionettes performing on three tea trays (the beach, Orsino’s palace, and Olivia’s house). This sounds pretty camp, but, in fact, it’s an entirely respectable piece of modernism. It’s minimalist. (Three tea trays!) It's artificial. (The actors, being eight inches tall, can sit in teacups while declaiming their lines.) It’s also reflexive; it’s about puppetry. Read more