“Actors All Speak at Once” / Memorable Fancies #19

The actors all speak at once. Plays are shorter that way. The audience is pleased, because they never liked the plays this troupe produced, anyway.  [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“The Playwrong” / Memorable Fancies #1558

She claimed to be a serious playwrong, a dramatwist, an intermissionary and a hacktress too, though seldom scene; but she was just a drama queen. [Book ad: The year’s hottest new TV series is a reenactment of a famous murder trial ... but was there more involved than murder? A plot to take over the U.S. government? Read Try Try Again.] … [Read more...]

“The Universe Show” / Memorable Fancies #592

This is the Universe Show – how many seasons will we last? How are the ratings trending? What’s the buzz? Will we be renewed? Will the climax be different this season? (You know how the Producer loves to tinker with the plot!) <<try Random Post ... what will you find?>> … [Read more...]

“Explaining My Failures” / Memorable Fancies #1413

[“He had two systems of interpretation to explain his failure.” – Susan Sontag (quoting Sartre)] The first system explained his failure. The second system explained flaws in the first system, proving that his life had been successful after all. <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: Four Christian Plays, available for church or other non-profit production without fee. … [Read more...]

“The e-Theatre” / Memorable Fancies #1038

     The e-theatre is open to all the world’s social media. We visit it often to see what marvels will assault us next, our eyes and minds. Sometimes the fare is creative and unexpected. That’s what we wait for, hope for, although most of the theater’s offerings are incomprehensible, crude, or grotesquely obvious.      We wait to see who will next hijack the e-theatre’s data link, pour hatred onto our screen, or plead for amity among all nations, or advocate cleansing the world of harmful … [Read more...]

“Audience Response” / Memorable Fancies #809

[“Theatre’s functions of surveillance...” – Alain Badiou]     The audience is scanned to see who is laughing when, when a lip wrinkles, when a fleeting look of disgust or annoyance or boredom crosses a face. These observations are fed into the next evening’s production, and the next.     Eventually, perfection is reached and only a vapid pleasure survives. <END> THE SUNDAY PITCH If you liked this post, please tell your friends and share a comment here or in StumbleUpon, … [Read more...]

“Aside” / Memorable Fancies #748

       In the theater, the playgoers hear the players speak with each other, sometimes also listen to their thoughts as they speak them aside, pretending that the other actors do not hear.        Back home, a couple who had enjoyed the play speak with each other. Each imagines speaking aside, addressing their own imaginary audience.        Each imagines that the other is listening. <END> THE FRIDAY PITCH If you liked this post, please tell your friends and share a comment … [Read more...]