OK, I have a confession to make. When former Fringe mistress Beth Marshall initially approached me to, er, resemble Andy Warhol in her latest theatrical endeavor Beatnik (which, gulp, is happening tonight), I was clearly drunk. Not even just my standard tipsy either, but blackout at Studio 54 with a spoon in my nose and my ass in the air kind of drunk, I think. At least, that’s what I’d LIKE to think, seeing as I’m not heavy on the theater experience (not since that time in Godspell in 8th grade, really). Anwyay, as I’ve tried to explain the nature of the event that Beth had to remind me I had gleefully signed up for, people have looked at me cockeyed (not because of the wig, silly… this wig could USE a wig, if you catch my drift). Having attended precisely two rehearsals – so minimal is my “starring” role – I can tell you that it’s not a play so much as an immersive “happening,” a sort of salon type of experiential theater meant to engage the artists and audience in a time and space, only NOT A SPECIFIC TIME AND SPACE. It’s the ’60s, from front to back, featuring […]
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