"Hysterical, campy fun!"
- Tony Brown, cleveland.com

"Full of suspense, romance, drama and lots of laughs!"

- Dan Shaurette, Out of the Coffin podcast

This extraordinary one-act drama deftly explores the evolution of the centuries-old vampire myth.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Cross.

Yep. There's something about this play that just pissess off a certain kind of person.

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7 comments:

Henrik said...

Uh, ouch. Not unlike the reviewer who established in his first paragraph how much he was turned off by violence in films. "So after the first 10 minutes of Pulp Fiction I walked out." (Perhaps he wasn't the man for the job.)

The review says more about the critic than the play.

pengo said...

You think?

Sir Percival said...

I perform for the sake of art -- not for the sake of art critics -- so I am immune to his protestations and lamentations and any other ations he may lob. To be honest, I kind of enjoyed his writing... and it made me laugh. I should write him a "thank you" note for entertaining me. I felt particularly proud as an artist when two people walked out of last night's performance after Spare Ooom. I love makin' the people feel. Even if it's only repulsion. At least they're finally feeling something. Perhaps that's why they walked out: they're not comfortable with feelings. [Cue: music] Feeeeelllinnnnggss... nothing more than feeeeelllinnnnggss (aaaaaaaaauuuugghh)

pengo said...

Let's see ... blasphemy, blood-letting, man-on-man action, torture, loud music, pretentious conversations about the meaning and uses of art - and only one couple has walked out? What kind of perverts are going to see this thing?

Sir Percival said...

Only the best perverts... OUR PERVERTS! I know at least four folks associated with "Forbidden" (Liz Conway, Beth Wood, Karen Gygli, and Tricia Rae) were there; as well as some Cabaret Dada folk (Maria Livers and Mike Martone). Ali and Sean were in attendence. So as I said, only the best perverts. ...and of course, those afraid to walk out for fear of Percy's Revenge (it's really just a no refund policy, but it sounds better to call it "Percy's Revenge").

By the way, I was wondering if there were any studies into whether or not these word verification thingies discourage dyslexics from blogging. I'm not dyslexic and they sometimes fluster me.

lauralu said...

perhaps the "critic" has a personal "axe" to "grind"?

(i just "love" using "quotes" - does it make me "sound", you know, more "articulate"?)

on a more gravely serious note, i must be a raving pervert, because i was repulsed but didn't walk out (this would be friday night). i always thought i was just really sensitive to violence of any kind; i didn't realize the problem was that i was a pervert. wait till i tell my mother. she'll be so proud.

mr pengo sir - i would welcome the opportunity to further discuss the concepts presented in this work, your inspiration for writing it, and/or my aversion to violence in entertaiment, at your leisure.

sarah said...

i can't believe you have a picture of temple of misery up. i about bathed my monitor in coffee at the sight.
a long time ago in a galaxy far far away (dayton) they factored into the most absurd birthday ever.
i couldn't be more pleased to see them listed as douchebags now.
legend has it our very own darclight once dumped water on the head of the singer. reports are yet unconfirmed.