Did you know that Mel Brooks co-wrote an Archy and Mehitabel musical? I didn't, until after I wrote about the Don Marquis books about the cockroach and cat the other day. Eartha Kitt — Eartha Kitt! — starred in the original stage version. And later, they did an animated movie version.
Feeling cultured? Now, you can stream and download performances from London's Globe Theatre, and watch Shakespeare performed in a (pretty much) original setting.
Raw Uncut Science Fiction, Live On Stage! If you're in Portland, OR, you have no excuse not to go to the Jack London Bar and check out Pulp Gulp, a live reading of great science fiction stories adapted to short plays. Including David D. Levine's award-winning "Tk'Tk'Tk."
When was the last time you read Shakespeare for pleasure? I'm sure a few of you can truthfully answer that it was last night or maybe just last week. But I'd dare wager that for most American adults (myself included) it was some high school English class. William Shakespeare's popularity has endured over four…
Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, theater-goers in Paris were treated to an hour’s-worth of gore, beheadings, torture and disembowelment. The effects were so explicit and so realistic that a house physician was always on stand-by duty, ready to administer a dose of brandy to the faint-hearted. Warning:…
What better way to portray robots and androids on stage than by having actual robots and androids perform their own parts? Such is the thinking behind the Japanese Robot Theater Project. The troupe's latest productions, "Sayonara" and "I, Worker," feature robots that interact with live performers right on stage. And…
This weekend sees the first performances of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, a one-man show based on Charles Yu's acclaimed novel. Last night was the opening night, and according to the Columbus Dispatch it was a huge hit.
The stage version of Re-Animator was supposed to end its run the other day, but it's been extended until the end of May. Unlike Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Re-Animator: The Musical is a low-budget DIY affair.
Why didn't somebody think of this long ago? U.S.S. Pinafore enlists Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera in Starfleet, with amazing results. If you've ever wished Little Buttercup's libretto included tribbles and Saurian brandy, then watch the trailer below.
Behold the Haier Theatre, a full touchscreen media player that might be pretty unremarkable were it not for its surprisingly low price tag: a 4GB version for $90 and 8GB for a measly $100.
The 1960's TV show The Jetsons taught an entire generation what to expect of the future. Using comedy to create fanciful expectations of the future is not an idea exclusive to the twentieth century. The posters above advertise The Air Ship: A Musical Farce Comedy from 1898.
The October 16, 1922 edition of The Bee (Danville, Virginia) ran a syndicated story about the Karel Capek play R.U.R. The play introduced the world to the word "robot" from the Czech "robota," which literally means "forced work." Below are excerpts as well as the article as it appeared in The Bee.
Looking for the right set up to match your 60-inch wooden plasma? Holland Electro's new "Theatre" should complement it just fine. Designed by Marcel Wanders, the Theater is a wooden side table with a built-in DVD player and integrated central speaker. Surround sound is achieved through the addition of 4 stone-like…