Final Bow: THE GOOD THIEF at FIT 2016

From Alexandra Bonifield, Director: Andrew and I have lived, breathed, worked, questioned, debated, resolved, and reworked aspects of character, voice, intent, arc and plot in THE GOOD THIEF since December 2015. It’s become a vital element of daily existence, script never poised far from thought or elbow, the subject of endless phone discussions. Weeks built … Continue reading

THE GOOD THIEF at FIT 2016: Redemption, Truth, Art

Mark Lowry of THEATER JONES interviewed Alexandra Bonifield via email for a feature about her production of Conor McPherson’s award-winning solo work THE GOOD THIEF starring R. Andrew Aguilar, produced by L.I.P. Service at The Festival of Independent Theatres in July 2016. Here is the interview in its entirety. Alexandra: since you’ve been back in … Continue reading

L.I.P. Service Gets Your Goat and Albee’s, Too

A Guest Review by Scott Davis of Runway Theatre in Grapevine. Between directing and acting soon, and being a company member with L.I.P. Service, I’m backing way off from reviewing much for a while. Features will still flourish. Cheers! Weird, wild, or experimental theatre is nothing new to our world. A few writers flourish with … Continue reading

SPRING AWAKENING: Soaring Sell-out at Runway Theatre

There are two sorts of theatregoers …those who have seen Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening before (maybe multiple times), and those who have not seen it, ever. Both types could enjoy Runway Theatre’s current production of the 2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier award-winning rock musical running through June 12. Fresh, sensual, vibrant, … Continue reading

Rudderless Rendition: SHOWBOAT at Dallas Opera

When Dallas Opera announced production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s venerated, ground-breaking 1927 musical Showboat as part of its 2015-2016 season, it promised both parallel and contrast to their exhilarating premiere of Great Scott from last November (Jake Heggie and Terence McNally’s collaboration that deftly blends opera into American football settings and marries classical … Continue reading

Art & Risk: Austin Cline in L.I.P. Service’s LAUGHING WILD

L.I.P. Service’s features as its company slogan “It’s all about the ART”. Actor Austin Cline, currently featured in the L.I.P. Service production of Durang’s Laughing Wild in a double bill March 26 with Fun House Theatre and Film’s topical Theatre of Politics, might add to that “…and taking risks on stage.” This 6’3”, blue-eyed Paul … Continue reading