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Humanity Flyover: GRACELAND at L.I.P. Service

““I’m a person who doesn’t like summer or sunshine,” said Ellen Fairey, playwright and self-proclaimed melancholic.” opens a February 2010 nytimes.com article about then emerging playwright Ellen Fairey. For a woman with a decidedly pessimistic view of life, good fortune has certainly flooded her creative path. Chicago’s established Profiles Theatre booked her play Graceland before … Continue reading

Vulnerability Awesome: Quattro and Ward at FIT

Regional esteemed professional actor/playwright Van Quattro put his heart and soul on the line in his successful autobiographical one man show Standing 8, portraying his search for love and self-worth as an angry, unstable young man in LA. It’s a gripping, honest and poignant confession. I witnessed several versions as he dug deeper and refined … Continue reading

Spongy-Grungy Macbeth at L.I.P. Service

Guest critic Anna Holloway is a professional dramaturg and reviewer based in Oklahoma City. She writes for The Oklahoman and for the NewsOK blog, as well as makes occasional guest appearances on Oklahoma Arts Scene and Hurd and OKConstage.com. Having directed Macbeth, she is always interested in seeing other approaches to the play. The genius … Continue reading

THE ELEPHANT MAN at L.I.P. Service

Guest review by Al Currie With The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance, L.I.P. Service presents another challenging, thought-provoking play, which seems to be their preference. Directed by Shawn Gann, the two act documentary-styled drama runs through October 15, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, at the Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch. The play won numerous … 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