Review

“Countess Bathory” is a Startling, Intimate Tragedy

On the invitation of playwright, performer, and erstwhile genius Jared McDaris, the Fella and I found ourselves attending a Friday night performance of the new Elizabethan tragedy, "Countess Bathory." Written in iambic pentameter, styled after Shakespeare's finest twisted looking-glass stage stories of human ambition, revulsion, and misfortune, "Bathory" is staged in the very intimate space… Continue reading “Countess Bathory” is a Startling, Intimate Tragedy

Geek, Review

“Fight Quest” is an Otherworld-ly, Excellent Adventure

Maybe it's just me, but a good bit of stage combat does wonders for my appreciation of a show. I also happen to love a slight element of unpredictability - the need to ad lib within a story thanks to an unexpected twist or element. I furthermore enjoy fantasy, adventure, and the passionate work of… Continue reading “Fight Quest” is an Otherworld-ly, Excellent Adventure

Non-Fiction, Personal

Messina3004: A Dystopian Adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing

"You're doing a dystopian Much Ado?" Yes. Yes, we are. Now, I know what you're going to say... "We may as well put Twelfth Night on the moon! Or Romeo & Juliet in a pet store!" Well hang on a second. Give me a minute to explain. This isn't as ridiculous as it sounds. Or, wait. It's exactly as… Continue reading Messina3004: A Dystopian Adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing

Non-Fiction, Review

Theatre Review: Otherworld Theatre Company’s “Queen Amarantha”

Arriving in the cool, quiet City Lit theatre space Thursday night for Otherworld Theatre Company's newest production, I am immediately transported to a time and a place not my own. The intimate but flexible stage is lit in blues and greens, with ivy crawling the walls of a crumbling castle ruin, and through the high-above birdsong and rustling… Continue reading Theatre Review: Otherworld Theatre Company’s “Queen Amarantha”

Non-Fiction, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Dat Badger State (ya der hey)

Hi folks! I'm trying out a thing where I do some themed blog posts. In previous blog incarnations, I've had a hard time keeping up with content and this time I'm shooting to plan way ahead so I don't run out of things to say so quickly. That being said, here's my first go at… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Dat Badger State (ya der hey)