Thursday, February 17, 2011

Equus preview

Ugh, I kinda pretty much hate these little preview vids that get shot to promote shows. I mean, yeah they're fine, and the intent is wonderful; many thanks to Gloria Shanstrom for taking the time to do this. The problem is that theatre isn't film, and jumping in to a spot in the show prior to a tech week rehearsal and expecting to see performances anything like what we are at least hoping to achieve during a run-through is a bit hopeless.

I guess it's just perfectionist me saying, 'But I could do so much better!'

Whining as usual. :)

Still. For what it's worth, I am having a great time working with Zuni (Jose Zuniga, who plays Alan) and the rest of the cast. It is a show that I think needs to be seen to be believed, despite the disturbing themes. It is, as my character, Dysart would say, 'unsettling.'

But then, as Wendell Berry said:

'To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know dark, go dark.'

Show info follows.

Equus opens
this Friday, Feb. 18 ...
runs through Mar. 20


Peter Shaffer's Equus is a true classic drama that still mesmerizes audiences and deserves to be seen by a new generation of patrons. In Equus, Peter Shaffer has worked in many dramatic genres, including domestic tragedy, farce, and historical drama. Many critics have observed that what makes this play unique is the seamless incorporation of several dramatic genres, in addition to the amazing suspense of the tale. The play has been credited for its intriguing examination of the roots of mental illness as well as its canny updating of Greek tragedy. Rated R - for mature audiences only - adult situations and language, some nudity.

Friday @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.

Sunday @ 2:30 p.m.

go to

or call 303.839.1361

No comments: