Saturday, May 24, 2008

The New News: May 24, 2008

While I have very little idea how this magically seems to happen every time we close a show, we started rehearsing the new version of Kill Me Like You Mean It one day after we struck The Accidental Patriot. And while Kiran was cutting Kill Me down to 45 minutes for the festival gig, she was also revising Kill Me and Kinderspiel, which will be published THIS Thursday by United Stages and launched at a book party at the Drama Book Shop that evening (that's a caricature of Kiran in the Drama Bookshop's display window!).

So: all this news and more awaits you in our last e-newsletter, which you can receive regularly in your inboxes if you sign-up here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Memorable Highlights of the Theatre Season

We're on Martin Denton's list of moments to treasure from this year's season:
"12. Stolen Chair Theatre Company mounted two fascinating, ambitious, and entirely different new plays this year, both written by Kiran Rikhye and directed by Jon Stancato: The Accidental Patriot and Kinderspiel."

Friday, May 16, 2008

Our first film review :)

Nathaniel R. of FilmExperience (a really wonderful film blog!) had this to say:
If you're a movie nut but hanker regularly for live theater only to lament your lack of a Broadway budget --I'm describing myself but surely some of you, too-- I've got a fun suggestion for a night out...It's experimental theater but not self-serious and...I had a lot of fun watching it...The play was self aware enough to point out the awkward and in so doing, make it comedically entertaining...handled with go-for-broke humor and pre-method acting aplomb. I'd recommended this to any of you seeking a different sort of entertainment adventure this weekend...I'm going to be keeping an eye on this theater company from now on.
Read more.

And the clever fellow managed to catch the allusions in our press photos. Check this out:


A couple choice pull quotes from New York Cool

To be fair, I haven't read the whole review yet, but here are two "leaked" quotes from Bryan Close's New York Cool review of The Accidental Patriot.
"If Stolen Chair didn't already exist, someone would have to invent it...At its best, The Accidental Patriot is happily over-the-top, rollicking fun. (Think The Princess Bride.)"
I'll post a link to the review (and, presumably, read the entire thing) as soon as it is posted.

In the meantime, what are you doing reading this when you could be buying tickets for one of the two remaining performances? Use coupon code BLOG for a special discount...

Friday, May 09, 2008

A rave for the Patriot

Here's a teaser of what Mister Martin Denton of had to say about Stolen Chair's The Accidental Patriot:
[I]n terms of both audacity and entertainment value it's a fine example of indie theater at its best...and a harbinger of still greater things to come from this remarkable troupe.
Read the full review here and buy your tickets now! Just 6 performances left!!!