Thursday, November 22, 2007

Pirates of the Aegean

Stolen Chair's back from hibernation and the above post title is the very silly working title of our newest piece, set to debut April 18, 2008.

Here's the blurb:
The Stolen Chair Theatre Company presents the third installment of its CineTheatre Tetralogy (4 years, 4 productions, 4 classic film styles adapted for the stage): Errol Flynn meets Oedipus in a 1930s swashbuckler by way of Aeschylus and Homer, exploring how susceptible morality can be to the conflicting pulls of loyalty to self, lover, family, fraternity, nation, and god. This comic mash-up will feature rapier duels and rapier wit as it satirizes humanity's dependence on moral codes, however flimsy they might be.
If you think you should be a part of this show as a performer, designer, choreographer, weapons specialist, et al, please email me at

Saturday, November 10, 2007

"Continuing Education" : SCTC in Backstage

So, while it doesn't look this is the weekend that I catch up on my blogging (it usually takes me a month or so to jump back into the game after a big show!), I wanted to let you all know that there are big big things happening over at Stolen Chair HQ. In the next couple of weeks, announcing our exciting 2008 season, patting ourselves on the back for some very good news, and restructuring the entire way the company creates new work.

But until then...content thyselves with this week's Backstage article about alumni-founded theatre companies, featuring a section about Stolen Chair's Swarthmorean history and quotes from yours truly.