Thursday, January 6, 2011

But Hurry! One Night Only! Never to be Missed!

How does one appreciate the experience of watching Nature Theatre of Oklahoma's open rehearsal of their new work "Life and Times, Episode 1" beyond the fact that it was a three-hour verbatim transcript of a series of phone calls with one of their ebullient members set to a toe-tapping show tunes score, packaged in their charming, trademark, documentary-meets-performance-studies style? (It was packed, I might add. In the Bronx.) I think the haiku form is required.

Singing "Uhm's" and "Well's"
Under gymnasium lights:
Hipster opera.