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Theatre Review: MadLab’s The NSA’s Guide to Sex and Love Never Finds Its Edge

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: MadLab’s The NSA’s Guide to Sex and Love Never Finds Its Edge

Don Zolidis’ The NSA’s Guide to Sex and Love, directed by Stephen Woosley, with assistance by Kyle Jepsen, opened at MadLab on Thursday. This satire, structured as a TED talk with two agents (Colleen Dunne and Scott Douglas Wilson) sharing what they’ve discovered looking into America’s bedrooms, tries to deep dive into the data mining surrounding […]

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Theatre Review: MadLab’s Clowntime is Over is an Uproarious Comedy About Loneliness and Pain

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: MadLab’s Clowntime is Over is an Uproarious Comedy About Loneliness and Pain

Joseph E. Green’s Clowntime is Over is named for an Elvis Costello song and shares with the Costello an encroaching sense of paranoia and desperation. We open with Max P. Twinkle (Andy Batt), a clown, hungover, at the end of his rope. This degraded Pagliacci is doing the only thing he can picture himself doing: making what […]

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Theatre Review: MadLab’s Theatre Roulette 2015 Keeps it Fresh, Frequently Funny and True

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: MadLab’s Theatre Roulette 2015 Keeps it Fresh, Frequently Funny and True

MadLab’s 16th iteration of their signature shorts festival Theatre Roulette had some astonishing moments in the two nights I was able to see and review (I was unable to see the third night, Slap Happy and Other Short Plays). This year, the nights are structured around playwrights new to the festival – Contact High, directed by Stephen Woosley […]

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GCAC Presents: MadLab’s Theatre Roulette Celebrates Sweet Sixteen

 Stephen Woosley GCAC Presents: MadLab’s Theatre Roulette Celebrates Sweet Sixteen

As part of MadLab’s yearlong celebration of its 20th anniversary, they will be presenting their 16th Annual Theatre Roulette. 17, if you include a best of Quintessential Roulette in 2009, but who’s counting? Theatre Roulette has become the mainstay of the last 16 MadLab seasons by representing its core mission of doing exclusively new works. […]

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MadLab XX: A Look Back and Forward

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford MadLab XX: A Look Back and Forward

Anything that lasts 20 years is going to attract its share of passionate adherents and passionate detractors. There will be a refocusing: interests and passions are subject to change, and in the way of things, it’s inevitable that the once-anarchic and freewheeling will become solidified. MadLab Theatre, since producing their first show in 1995, is […]

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Retro Gamers Celebrate Bygone Era of Video Game Classics

Walker Evans Walker Evans Retro Gamers Celebrate Bygone Era of Video Game Classics

Remember the good old days? Back when you had to blow into a cartridge to get your console to work? Back when controllers had cables that needed to be untangled and plugged in? Back when pixelated 8-bit graphics were state of the art and not just a fashionable find on a t-shirt from Hot Topic? […]

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Theatre Review: This is Our Youth: A Harrowing, Moving Trip Down Memory Lane

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: This is Our Youth: A Harrowing, Moving Trip Down Memory Lane

Kenneth Lonergan’s first major theatrical success was This is Our Youth, which opened off-Broadway in 1996 and just had an acclaimed Broadway revival this year. So Warehouse Theatre Company’s second production in their revived series (after an almost ten year hiatus) is riding a wave of interest and couldn’t come at a better time, and […]

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