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When folks used to write about zombies, their stories always had a “science fiction-y” feel to them. The cause was either an alien ray-gun, a voodoo curse, a runaway virus, or some chemical agent let loose on an unsuspecting populace. It was totally fake — never would’ve happened outside of a George Romero movie or…Click here for reuse options!
– The Cocktail Party (he’s a corporate killer, she’s a social climber – this superficial couple attends a party, engaging in the same banal bragging-about-their-success conversations they always have, but with a twist – they discover later that they died in a car crash on the way to the party, ended up at an entirely…Click here for reuse options!
January 12th I’m only two semesters in — but so far, med school has been hard. Well, school in general has always been a challenge. I’m good at the lessons, but I don’t have a lot of friends. Never did. Something about me puts folks of. I’m not sure if it’s my s-s-s-s-stutter, or that…Click here for reuse options!
What can I say — love is complicated. It always seemed so easy for us, but then I guess it turns out it really wasn’t. That’s why I’m here talking to you now — right? I know, I know. Begin at the beginning, go back to the start, find out what went wrong. In high…Click here for reuse options!
Fringe reviews are the theatrical equivalent of Yelp posts — written by audience members (NOT professional critics) who want to generously share their impressions with other real-life theater-goers. Since they’re on the short side (compared to the rambling dissertations penned by most paid reviewers), I thought I’d moosh them all together into one page. Feasting…Click here for reuse options!
For my third-ever theatrical production, I was asked to participate in a live old-timey radio drama. (Yes, I know the title makes it seem like porn. But the “going down” part refers to a tragic historic plane crash — not public acts of fellatio. I promise.) The writer/director (a friend from Ghosts Of The Underground…Click here for reuse options!
On its most visceral level, the power of good theater, as with all great art, lies in its capacity to take us by surprise. Obversely, to see it coming — whether it’s a standup’s punch line, a magician’s misdirection, an actor’s line delivery or a playwright’s choice and ordering of the words — is a…Click here for reuse options!
Truly an engaging piece of drama, performance art, and macabre (done with style, mystery, and rich characters) — this enticing production can only be found at the wonderfully inventive and original theatre company known as Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group in North Hollywood. Ghosts Of The Underground is a fresh twist on the unexpected and…Click here for reuse options!
Halfway through Ghosts Of The Underground’s opening night, I had the strongest sense of deja vu. Not simply because I recognized about half the cast, nor because I’ve attended many a show at Zombie Joe’s. No, my imagination summoned up a series of silent movies. Doctor Mabuse, Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and M….Click here for reuse options!
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre has been experimenting of late. Starting last year they, began experimenting with removing the stage, removing the chairs, and pushing the bounds of where their theatre starts and ends. Each time ZJU pushes the boundary of their stage to include the entire theatre, they deliver a more powerful performance than the…Click here for reuse options!