Great interview with our very own Lindsay Allen on DC Theater Review today. It is an audio interview so get ready to listen to Lindsay and Ronnie Ruff talk about A Bright Room Called Day and about what Rorschach means to Lindsay. It was recorded after the show on Thursday so if Lindsay sounds a little tired just remember she just watched everyone she loves leave her and her world collapsed over the span of an evening. Go here if you want to listen.
As I mentioned in my last post the shows on both Friday and Saturday were delightfully over sold. This is only first weekend people and already seats are hard to come by on weekend nights. I recommend the following steps:
1. Book tickets now. I mean stop reading this, click this link and order your tickets for whenever it is you think you will be able to make it. The show runs until May 21st.
2. Thursday nights will probably also sell out but because most people still think of it as a school night you may have a better shot at getting a seat.
3. Look here for added shows. I am not saying we are adding shows but there is potential and you will be among the first to know.
Randy Baker brings this item to our attention from the Sunday Source. I told you all about the reporter who stopped by Casa tech weekend and was asking some interesting questions. Here is what she says about Rorschach:
When the lights come up on Rorschach Theatre in Columbia Heights, you might be tempted to call out, "Amen." The troupe is housed in the Casa Del Pueblo Methodist Church, but its plays can be slightly sinful. In the past, the devil has had a cameo role, and the current Tony Kushner show, "A Bright Room Called Day," dramatizes the rise of the Nazi party. Not exactly your kindergarten Christmas pageant. - The Washington Post
Randy's reaction to the piece:
The online version doesn't really do it justice. The print version is on the back page of the Sunday Source with a big color map and an arrow pointing to the Columbia Heights Metro Station and a picture of the red baby doll. I don't even know where they got that picture!
And finally as I mentioned before tonight is when Grady Weatherford receives his Offie from the League of Washington Theaters for his outstanding contributions off stage.
Here is what Jenny has to say:
Just a reminder that tonight is the OFFIE AWARDS at Busboys and Poets (14th & Vst.).
The awards are very low-key and lots of fun! It's just $10 a person to come, so if you're able, please consider joining us in helping to celebrate the many hats of Grady Weatherford.
All the details are below.
The fourth annual LEAGUE OF WASHINGTON THEATRES OFFSTAGE HONORS will be held on Monday, May 1, from 5-8pm at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC.
Each LOWT member organization is invited to honor a member of their staff whose exemplary contribution "off-stage" has gone above and beyond. Honorees might come from front of house, box office, administration, stage management or backstage crew, or even volunteers.
The evening will be an informal cocktail party held at Busboys & Poets where each honoree will be announced and will receive an award. This event is open to honorees, their guests, theatre-media, and individual staff members, board, and volunteers /friends of LOWT member organizations.
The cost for individuals is $10 (cash or check only) at the door and includes a delicious spread by Busboys & Poets. Cash bar.
Please come out and support someone who has worked very hard to help make Rorschach what it is today.