Thursday, October 10, 2013

What about 'Mildred Fierce'?

EVG contributor Joann Jovinelly saw a performance last weekend of Ryan Landry's play, "Mildred Fierce," a musical black comedic parody of the 1945 film classic, "Mildred Pierce," starring Joan Crawford. Joann shared a few photos as well as a quick review:

While there's plenty of room for campy humor, the zingers go beyond the obvious, making for a well-rounded and thoughtful production that is sophisticated and subtle as well as over-the-top absurd. Much attention was placed on the details as well as the polished dramatic performances and musical dance numbers featuring the Gold Dust Orphans. There was a good dose of creative puppetry, too, and a cache of clever surprises.

"Mildred Fierce" plays on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27 at Theatre 80 on St. Mark's Place. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting on the theater in our neighborhood, even if it doesn't generate the commentary of real estate and liquor licenses!

Anonymous said...

Grieve, if you look back on all your vaudeville/burlesque/unconventional theater posts, you'll find nary a comment.

I think I speak for many others when I write that we (your audience) really don't care about those topics. If others did, they would have been moved to comment I think.

I am not saying that I don't appreciate these venues' existences, I just don't think they are topics that "move" us enough to jot down a note/elicit a response.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:02,
It's probably more accurate to say that there is nothing glib to say about these posts. Commenters here are nothing if not glib!

Ryan Seacrest said...

11:02 AM.

Great idea -- EV G should ONLY play ALL the hits ALL the time!!!