Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Bethe's story, and other updates

Thanks to a house move and subsequent nomadic use of Internet in cafés with WiFi, I've not been updating this much. I've got lots to put on soon (and my ISP tells me my service should be working tonight), but for the moment, I'll stick to telling about a few things:

The director

Bethe Ensey has recently directed Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and God's Man in Texas for the Little Theater players in Birmingham, The 1940's Radio Hour at the Hoover Library Theater, assistant directed Love's Labours Lost at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and directed numerous children's plays at the Birmingham Children's Theater.

Here's her bio.

What's the play about, you ask?

Shot House is a one-act play set in semi-rural Alabama in 1964. Dark, funny and finally heartbreaking, it's about Billy, a man trapped by a desire to be free of all things and a richly colorful talker who sells liquor illegally from his shot house. Billy's house is inhabited by characters Billy sees, but the audience does not: Scooter, a WWII vet whom Billy throws out when he starts to moan about what he used to have — namely, legs and a wife; Creola, whose job is to roll Scooter’s "crippled ass" on out of the place; the Boy, Billy’s son; and most importantly and dramatically, Annie Laurie, the woman of Billy’s life, who even has beautiful feet.

Q in Paris

Quinton singing at the Biz'Art, photo by Caro YgorraAs well as being a talented actor and playwright, the bird can chirp. Q's been singing along with los Caballeros Simpáticos at some of our gigs. The proof is in the pictures.

The Ogresse

Here is an article about the theater and the artist who runs it.

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