This is our Youth

first_imgTransported from New York to London, this play depicts the troubled lives of three youths of the 1980s: Warren (Ferdie Addis) and Dennis (Angus Cameron), who are trying to get out of debt by various means including selling cocaine, and Warren’s love interest Jessica (Laura Palmer). The plot revolves around the pasts and personalities of these three characters. Information is hinted at throughout the play to explain the characters’ motivations. While every life does not include drug-selling and parental abuse, there are many aspects with which the audience can empathise. The production involves the audience by maintaining a high level of realism. The movements of the actors display a lack of inhibition allowing the audience to believe that they are observing a moment between people they know. This shifts in the scene between Warren and Jessica where the audience is made to feel less like an observer and more like a participant. Jez Hogan’s direction, by paying great attention to detail, has created the effect of a slice of real life. The set is strewn with realistic signs of life such as an unmade bed and empty bottles. Descriptions of events are cleverly used by writer Kenneth Lonergan to convey an understanding of chilling experiences without witnessing the events themselves, and the actors’ delivery gives a sense of feeling and dimension. The acting is acutely polished, and the scenes between Addis and Cameron are particularly emotive and absorbing. This gripping play, looking into the lives of a few, is worth a look by many.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2004last_img read more

The Heidi Chronicles Star Bryce Pinkham’s Photo Stash!

first_imgTony nominee Bryce Pinkham hosted a hilarious video backstage tour during his run in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder—now he’s got a new gig playing Heidi’s best friend Peter Patrone in the Broadway revival of The Heidi Chronicles, and this time, he’s taking us on a photo tour of the Music Box Theatre! From his favorite stuff in his dressing room to the coolest prop in the show, Pinkham is giving an all-access pass to the photos he’s snapped on his cell phone throughout the run. My favorite line in the show“When asked what her play was about, Wendy Wasserstein said it was about this line.” View Comments The coolest prop in the show“My beeper in the hospital scene. Nothing says late ‘80s like actually having to call people back and speak to them using words in sentences. Not sure why this number keeps beeping me though…oh well, time to go out on stage!” My favorite thing in my dressing room“My blow-up chair. Bet Brando never had one of these! My dressers gave it to me as an opening night gift because there was no furniture in my room. It folds out to become a napping spot, which is very important on two show days, and, quite frankly, every day.” My good luck charm“Tracee Chimo’s pregnant belly. Also pictured: Leighton Bryan, Ali Ahn and Elise Kibler.” Bryce Pinkham Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 The Heidi Chronicles My favorite fan gift“In lieu of an opening night gift, my family (my biggest fans) made a donation to the Children of Bellevue Foundation in Peter Patrone’s name. They have always been the first to remind me that theater is not just about entertainment, it’s about making the world a better place. In that spirit, I hope anyone who wants to make my day will make a donation to help children and families affected by HIV/AIDS by clicking the link above. Make a donation in Peter Patrone or Wendy Wasserstein’s name and then tweet me about it!” Selfie right before I go on stage“Here I go into 1965. And look—there’s a golden Elisabeth Moss already out there getting our audience ready for their journey! Wish I knew where Andy Truschinski is, though… Oh well. Come see us in The Heidi Chronicles, but only if you like laughing and thinking!” My must-have pre-show item“Coffee, especially when it goes into the mugs Jason Biggs made us all for opening. What a mensch.” Related Shows The crew member who saves my ass“Jonathan Sharpless is responsible for taming my hair each day. He’s like a lion tamer, but with hair. A hair tamer.” Star Files My favorite spot in the theater“My dressing room, ’cause I just found out that Marlon Brando once used it during the run of I Remember Mama. I restage this picture every day with Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs and the rest of our amazing cast.” The best costume piece I wear“My acting chops!”last_img read more

Basic arrived in Rio, the Olympic Team of BiH finally together

first_imgBH tennis player Mirza Basic arrived yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, where he joined the rest of the Olympic team of BiH that will perform at the Olympic Games.BH tennis players Mirza Basic and Damir Dzumhur will know the names of their opponents after the draw that will be held on the 6th of August, and swimmer Amina Kajtaz will have the first performances at the Olympics in the 100m butterfly as well as shooter Tatjana Djekanovic.Flag of BiH will be raised at the Olympic Village on the 4th of August at 2.30 pm local time (7:30 pm Central European) and the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games will be held a day later at the stadium “Maracana”.According to the leader of the Olympic team of BiH, Said Fazlagic, organizers of the Olympic Games had several problems due to which is noticeable delay in the construction of Olympic facilities, but he added that the hosts did their best in order to secure that athletes have everything they need.(Source: read more