Jay O’Berski and Jeffrey Detwiler have become the Triangle’s princes of pratfall, first for Shakespeare & Originals and now for Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern. In physical comedy, they are this area’s equivalent of Laurel & Hardy and Abbott & Costello (although both are imperially thin). But when it comes to hurling verbal brickbats, they most resemble the insufferably cheeky and impishly irreverent Marx Brothers.
Ingenious and truly original, “The Paper Hat Game” is a toy-theater piece for children of all ages — and “For the Ages.” Creator and director Torry R. Bend, video designer member Raquel Salvatella de Prada, and cohorts have given a face to a faceless male subway commuter in present-day America, and transformed his story into a timeless tale. If Triangle Theater Review had a five-star system to rate the excellence of theatrical productions, “The Paper Hat Game” would get six!
Torry R. Bend will present her new toy-theater creation, “The Paper Hat Game,” with video design by her fellow Duke University faculty member Raquel Salvatella de Prada, on Oct. 18-21 and 24-28 and Nov. 1-3 at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham as part of Manbites Dog’s critically acclaimed Other Voices Series of productions by guest artists and companies.
No Forwarding Address playwright and director Killian Manning’s latest performance piece, “1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation,” which is having its world premiere on June 20-24 at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, NC, is a whimsical riff on the zeitgeist during the playwright’s birth year of 1956. (By coincidence, Manning will turn 56 in 2012).
No Forwarding Address will present the world premiere of “1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation,” the latest dance theater piece written and directed by Dr. Killian E. Manning, on June 20-24 at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, NC. This play is being presented as part of Manbites Dog’s “Other Voices Series.”