Fandoms: The Threepenny Opera - Simon Stephens, Die Dreigroschenoper | Threepenny Opera - Brecht/Weill, Second Anglo-Afghan War RPF, The Begger's Opera - John Gay
15 Dec 2016
1950. A playwright is fascinated by a decidedly camp photograph of a theatrical group for British soldiers during the Siege of Kandahar, 1880. He tracks down an old man who claims to be one of them. Who claims to be a lot of things.
There's a story to tell. A story of the Victorian gay underworld extending to the farthest reaches of empire. A story of two deeply amoral men in finding the possibility of what ... tenderness? in a hellish situation.
And there's a right way to tell it. (Plays! Plays within plays. Plays about plays. The vigorous and satisfying penetration of the fourth wall. Distancing. You might want to call it Brechtian, but it's also Gay to the core.)
And there's a right time too. That's the problem.
30 Jan 2016
Lucifer visits the leader of a traveling theater troupe.
Fandoms: Ördögölő Józsiás - Tolcsvay/Tamási/Bori, Párizsi élet (Színház), La vie parisienne - Meilhac/Halévy/Offenbach, Die Dreigroschenoper | Threepenny Opera - Brecht/Weill, West Side Story (1961), Some Like It Hot (1959), Van Aki Forrón Szereti (Színház), Elisabeth - Levay/Kunze, Elisabeth (Színház), Rebecca - Levay/Kunze, Rómeó és Júlia (Színház), Menyasszonytánc - Jávori/Kállai/Böhm/Miklós, Szentivánéji álom | A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Szakcsi/Müller, Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare
24 Dec 2015
Assorted ficlets based on Hungarian musical theatre that isn't Rómeó és Júlia. See notes for an index.
23 Dec 2014
The Director: Repeat to me – again – what exactly our parameters for this casting call were?
The Assistant: A novel take on a song. A sequel. A happy end, not related to "Happy End". Queer readings and innovative settings welcome, which I think this tropical island might have become, if we'd let the scene progress.
There are many readings of any text, and many rewrites of any reading.
Macheath, the killer and gangster, was friends with Tiger Brown, the sheriff of London. That is the truth. The policeman betrayed his duties for his friend, his friend for his honor, his honor for his greed. Is that the truth?
25 Dec 2013
John was beneath them, and Jim was nearby, but soldiers learn to sleep in rain as well as dry. When the bullets have hailed around you, and the drums have beaten for days, then two frisky neighbors won't even affect the rhythm of a soldier's snores.