Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Scott T. Barsotti's BREWED

Opening March 2nd.
Mr. Morlock has a vague memory of seeing a workshop production of this piece several whiles ago at Chicago Dramatists.  Most of Mr. Morlock's memories are vague, but he does remember quite clearly digging the hell out of that script.
  • Witchcraft!  
  • Female bad-assery and violence!  
  • Lots and lots of the Barsotti(TM) clever!  
And funny.  Funny and clever: not always the same thing, folks.  But this show will have both, plus mean, wicked, and awesome.

Run, do not walk, to Theatre Wit.   Presented by our friends at The Ruckus and Tympanic Theater.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pirate Ghost Closes This Weekend!

Photo by Suzanne Plunkett
Theater-goers (and your kids!), you only have FOUR more chances to catch company member Casey Cunningham in Scott T. Barsotti's THE MYSTERY OF THE PIRATE GHOST at Lifeline Theatre before it disappears February 17th!  AND you can get discounted tickets through Chicago Theatre Week!  Get to!

Happy Ash Wednesday!

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Scarily Good Short Film

While the Oscar nominated short films seldom stray beyond straight comedy or straight tragedy, there are the rare gems that defy such pigeonholes. So imagine my delight when this year's "other" nominee in the live-action category turned out to the the other-worldly Death of a Shadow, a steampunk-infused mystery about the afterlife and the sacrifices we make for love.
And if you loved Christopher M. Walsh's Deathscribe 2012 nominee, "Comparing Notes at the End of the World" as much as I did, you should also check out this animated nominee, Head Over Heels, which shows us the lighter side of houses with upside-down spouses.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Apparently I am a Time Traveling Naval Cyborg

who once won a medal of honor for beating up Mexicans, and am now equipped with a High-Energy Laser capable of beating up an unmanned tug boat.

(This clip is filmed from the deck of the USS Paul Foster):

Not very Schwarzenegger.  Not even very Glau.  But still kind of creepy that I've been leading this double life without my own knowledge.

Friday, February 1, 2013

ElvisBride hits the Double Door on Tuesday, and a Kickstarter!

Friends of the Claw, hear ye, hear ye. Next Tuesday, WildClaw's own Casey Cunningham takes the stage at the Double Door with her band ElvisBride. If you've been to Deathscribe, you've heard Casey sing, last year she performed in ALABAMA MERMAID and treated the room to a haunting rendition of "Bang Bang." This year, she and Matt Kahler teamed up on the sultry duet "I Want You."  There they are:

 (photo by Venus Zarris)

Casey and ElvisBride are headlining a show at the Double Door on Tuesday, February 5. Doors open at 7:30, first act is at 8, ElvisBride at 10:30. $7 ticket. Some of ElvisBride's songs are about things like sleeping in, failure, and misplaced vehicles, while many others center on such WildClaw pastimes as head-piking, accidental cannibalism, hand-severing animals, swearing, and wrist stumps (of Hell). They're catchy, they're quirky, they're dark. And they're fucking awesome.

You can also get into that whole "ElvisBride thing" by participating in their KICKSTARTER. ElvisBride is nearing completion of its first album, and you can help them finish it! A $10 pledge gets you a digital download of the completed album; $20 gets you a hard copy CD; and pledges at higher levels get other sweet EB prizes.