Posts Tagged ‘Syracuse Stage’
Fringe seems to be great place catch some innovative art presentations.
Last night we experienced ‘Frackenstein,’ which was presented along the Connective Corridor, at the Syracuse Stage patio. The one act show envisions a totally fracked future mixing elements of Cirque du Soleil and Mad Max’s Road Warrior, with a small pinch of Laurel and Hardy slapstick.
Frackenstein features Mr. Sticks (played by Steve, who must have been a gymnast in a past life) and Splendito (played by the uber flexible Freddy). The duo provides just enough shock value to keep the audience, and those strolling along East Genesee Street, guessing.
We would have loved to see this type of event take place during SU Homecoming or an ACC Game Day Weekend when it would have just freaked out visitors (in a good way).
Frackenstein will play for the next two nights. If you are in the neighborhood stop by and check it out. You just may become part of the show.
We’ve heard great reviews and word-of-mouth praise for “The Whipping Man.” The play was directed by Timothy Bond and written by Matthew Lopez. Here’s an interview Bond did with Kenny Dees last week.
“There’s a word meant for you…When you find it, live it, and share it…your life will become more exciting and purposeful than ever.”
-One Word that Will Change Your Life
Britton, Page & Gordon
The city gave a farewell flash mob for Nancy Cantor today at three locations: The Warehouse, City Hall, and Syracuse Stage.
If there was one word that can describe her tenure it was engage. Cantor engaged the alumni, students, sports fans, the government, the environmentalists, urbanites, artists, and several of our neighborhoods.
Most important, Cantor engaged our attention. Her leadership showed us more was possible.
Syracuse Stage Producing Artistic Director Timothy Bond talks about the impact of writer August Wilson, specifically Two Trains Running, which is playing this month at the theater. Syracuse Stage has run seven of Wilson’s ten plays that chronicle African American life in each decade of the 20th Century.
Bond, who is the director for Two Trains, said Wilson’s plays are “poetic blues operas.”