Friday, June 12, 2015
Sometimes when you are developing a play you can't wait to see a production of it. You hear it read by an excellent cast and you have to have more. You imagine the set, the music, and the movement. When REPULSING THE MONKEY was read, there was already a commitment in Pittsburgh to have it performed there this Fall. But what about San Diego? The response was so positive we have decided not to wait for a theatre partner. We will be producing it ourselves. We hope to have you all involved in this because it will take a team effort to make it happen. So you too can be a co- producer. Much, much more to follow. Check back and follow THE MONKEY!
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
REPULSING THE MONKEY had a house reading on May 31 and those in attendance showed lots of love for the quirky little play and its' excellent cast. Michael Eichler's play centers on a brother and sister who inherit a bar in a working class neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Two couples, one from LA and one from New York are looking to reestablish themselves in Pittsburgh. The bar is put up for sale and the out of town couples compete to purchase it. Under Kevin Six's direction, the audiance reported praise for the diologue, the characters, the plot twist and the music. The play is based on the real situation of 20- somethings with money moving to Rust Belt cities and changing the neighborhoods. Hats off to Steve Smith, Tiffany Tang, Josh Jones, Maelyn Gandola, Ben Shaffer, and Jewell Karinen for portraying Pittsburghers, Southern Californians, and New Yorkers so brilliantly. You know, they really are different.