kyle cassidy (kylecassidy) wrote,
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Ciao baby -- it's the theater!!!

What's the last play you've seen, and what's the one you're most looking forward to seeing in the future?

I've been taking a lot of theater photos lately. There's a BIG GIANT TOP SEKRET PROJEKT coming up which involves theater, and then there's some other things. In the past couple weeks I photographed three shows for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival which opened, I believe, last night.

The first is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow from stalwarts Curio Theatre and adapted by actor Josh Hitchens. You know the story -- Ichabod Crane, gangly schoolteacher bullied around town trying to make it across the bridge, pursued by the ghost of a dead Hessian soldier....

This one is free and in Clark Park September 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm 2013

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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The second show I photographed is The Ballad of Joe Hill which tells the story of Joe Hill, a folk singer and labor rights activist executed in 1915 for either the murder of a grocery store clerk or writing pro-union songs, depending on which side of the cloudy story you believe. This production contains a number of songs written by Hill and performed beautifully by an animated cast in a very clever set inside a very real and very notorious prison.

Runs Thursday - Sunday, the 5th - the 15th 8:00 at Cellblock 7, Eastern State Penitentiary.

The Ballad of Joe Hill
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The third play I photographed is Traveling Light by Lindsay Harris Friel and directed by Liam Castilian which is at the Skybox in the Adrianne Theatre.

Traveling Light is an imaginary conversation which could have happened between Beatles manager Brian Epstein and playwright Joe Orton, just before dawn in a Jewish cemetery in London. The premise is that Paul McCartney, who had invested a thousand pounds in one of Orton's previous plays, asked the playwright to pen their next movie. Orton submits a draft which Epstein rejects. The playwright follows the Fab Four's manager from a gay club to a cemetery where Epstein is contemplating suicide which won't do for Orton, who has questions he wants answered. They run from cops, they take off their clothes -- you'll have to see it to find out what happens.

Traveling Light
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