Friday, February 15, 2008

Actors Are F*@#ing Stupid

*** (...out of 5 stars)
Push Productions

Never underestimate the importance of a good title. I ran to this. Written by actor Ian McWethy, this is his scathing one act rant against the soul-crushing machine of the audition process. Pretty much every character inhabiting the audition room and the adjacent waiting room is diabolical and self-absorbed. Everyone craves money, fame, and sex and if you're not offering then fuck you. This is guerilla theater at its most acidic and if sometimes it goes a little overboard with the profanity (I appreciate a good "fuck" as much as the next guy but less is more) and the yelling (the director character is going to lose is voice!), there is an edgy, raw, underground vibe made this a very fun and snarky night at the theater. HGA!

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