Steve Jobs designed the world we live in. And Foxconn builds it. The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs premieres August 31. Tickets available now. Directed by Jake Penner Based on the monologue by Mike Daisey Performed by Jason Compton Music by Bedford Level Experiment Video by Benjamin BarlowRead more "Trailer for The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs"
Preparing to perform The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TATESJ) has given Jason Compton a lot to think about. He shares his thoughts here, when he should be rehearsing… The Agony and the Ecstasy is a tale of unintended consequences. In one of the most moving sections of the performance, Mike speaks with Steve Wozniak […]Read more "TATESJ: Unintended Consequences"
Preparing to perform The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TATESJ) has given Jason Compton a lot to think about. He shares his thoughts here, when he should be rehearsing… When we started working on The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TATESJ), I knew there were a lot of layers. I knew […]Read more "TATESJ: The Story of the Personal Computer Generation"
If Foxconn comes to Wisconsin, Jobs must as well. Mike Daisey had a love affair with technology and a deep admiration for Steve Jobs, one of the most important influencers of this or any age. Then he visited the plant in Shenzhen, China where the iPhone was made. And everything changed. It’s the story of […]Read more "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, August 31-September 2"
Left of Left Center kicks off opening weekend with an appearance on WORT-FM‘s Eight O’Clock Buzz with Jonathan Zarov, this Friday April 21. Choreographer Heidi Hakseth and performers Jordan Humpal and Jason Compton will join the show in the bottom half of the hour. Starting at 8 AM, tune in to 89.9 FM or listen online. […]Read more "Anger Dance on WORT-FM Friday Eight O’Clock Buzz, April 21"
Anger Dance choreographer Heidi Hakseth and performer Vanessa Vesperman spoke with WKOW-27’s Brandon Taylor this morning about the show, premiering April 21. WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and SportsRead more "See Anger Dance on WKOW-27 Wake Up Wisconsin"
Anger Dance’s Vanessa Vesperman (MacKenzie) and Heidi Hakseth (choreographer) will appear on the Monday April 17 edition of WKOW 27’s Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about the innovative play with dance written and directed by Ned O’Reilly. Vanessa and Heidi will be on at about 5:40 AM. Reserve now to see the show, opening April […]Read more "Anger Dance on WKOW 27 Wake Up Wisconsin, Monday April 17"
Anger Dance is about people deciding what parts of themselves they should keep, and what they should share–and with whom, and when. If that sounds complicated, well, that’s because life is complicated. See the dance in motion this April by reserving now. “When you wake up, I won’t be here.” Everybody knows Evan (Jordan Humpal) […]Read more "Anger Dance: Tough Choices"
Left Of Left Center is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for ANGER DANCE, a play with dance written and directed by Ned O’Reilly. The show will be performed at two locations: April 21-23 at Lakeview Moravian Church and April 28-30 at Express Yourself dance studio. Make your reservations now. CAST EVAN Jordan […]Read more "Anger Dance Cast Announced, Reservations Available Now"
Auditions for Anger Dance, a play with dance written by Ned O’Reilly Choreographers include Heidi Hakseth, Lyn Pilch, Marilyn Matusky, OD Kimani, Jose Vega, and Kerida O’Reilly Performances April 20-30, 2017 WHEN: Friday, February 10, 7-9 pm and Saturday, February 11, 1-3 pm WHERE: Lakeview Moravian Church, 3565 Tulane Ave on Madison’s east side CONTACT: […]Read more "Auditions for Anger Dance, a play with dance"
Beta Blockers: Generations has completed its run! Our many thanks to the terrific audiences that joined us at six different venues. It was in many ways the most ambitious Left of Left Center production yet, and we are grateful for the supportive response. Review the entire cast list and production run here, enjoy the gallery of […]Read more "Memories of Beta Blockers: Generations"
Reservations are available now for Beta Blockers: Generations, the third installment in writer/director Ned O’Reilly’s series of comedic short plays. Performances are scheduled all over the greater Madison metroplex from December 1st through December 10th. Ned’s cast is already assembling to entertain, enlighten, and delight, and consists of the following bright souls: Sarah Whelan Jason Compton […]Read more "Beta Blockers: Generation Cast Announced!"
Left of Left Center announces auditions for the next installment of comic shorts written and directed by Ned O’Reilly – BETA BLOCKERS: GENERATIONS. It’s not Star Trek-themed, it’s a wry look at coping with families, traditions, and inherited traits in contemporary culture. Think of it as making comedy out of things you don’t want to […]Read more "Auditions for Beta Blockers: Generations, September 28-29"
Left of Left Center presents its first promotional dramatic reading, The Columnist by David Auburn. Auburn is perhaps best known as the writer of Proof, a Pulitzer and Tony winner. The Columnist is his first full-length play in 12 years. Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 PM, at Barnes & Noble East Towne Mall. The play […]Read more "Staged Reading of The Columnist by David Auburn, August 25 6:30 PM"
What a run! The Old Apartment has packed up and moved out, but we’re left with some fantastic memories. Our thanks to the many who attended our six performances, and to collaborators old and new who made this show such a success. Left of Left Center will return with more doses of goodness. Have an […]Read more "What a run!"
Week 2 of The Old Apartment begins with our special Industry Night! Tuesday performances aren’t the usual, but they’re terrific options if you are yourself a theater participant, or work in service industries with heavy weekend workloads. Take in a performance with us tonight at 7:30 PM. Book your seat here. WORT-FM’s Jonathan Zarov hosted […]Read more "Week 2 of The Old Apartment! Radio interview and special Tuesday night show!"
We’re ready for opening night on Friday, and we’re ready to show you a preview of the show! Reserve now to see us before The Old Apartment moves on and moves out.Read more "Trailer for The Old Apartment!"
The Old Apartment is just about ready for an audience. We’re just two weeks from opening and everything’s taking shape. The lighting design by Ron Collins is already hanging in the MercLab, awaiting the actors. Reserve now to join us May 13-22 for an unforgettable evening of dubious houseguests, unlawful trespass, and questionable security measures. […]Read more "Two weeks to opening night!"
We got ‘em. Left of Left Center’s upcoming production of The Old Apartment by Ned O’Reilly will perform May 13-22, 2016 at MercLab, and will be brought to you by this talented bunch:Read more "The Old Apartment: Cast and Crew Announcement"
You probably know that when you book seats for BETA BLOCKERS: THE REFILL, Left of Left Center will provide a terrific 90 minutes of eyebrow-raising entertainment. What you might not know is that at most of the venues we’re playing, you can drink and eat before, during, or after the show. At Firefly Coffeehouse, you […]Read more "Take Our Prescription With Food and Drink"
Beta Blockers: The Refill is in rehearsal now. We’ve selected six seven scenes about relationships, chemicals, and chemistry, and assembled the following cast of fine, talented human beings. (A couple may actually be convincing replicants. We can’t be sure which.) Reserve now to see a show, October 23-November 2! SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE Directed by […]Read more "(Updated!) Beta Blockers: The Refill: The Cast List"
Auditions for 3 male, 3-8 female roles for a new collection of original comic shorts about chemistry, chemicals, and relationships. Three scenes are looking for performers. Two of the three have strong LGBT themes. Auditions will be held on Wednesday September 16 and Thursday September 17, 7 PM, at 4001 Hanover St, Madison WI. Auditions […]Read more "Audition notice for Beta Blockers: The Refill"
Beta Blockers: The Refill is coming soon, with performances at various venues in the Madison area from October 23-November 1. Left of Left Center is calling for directors interested in tackling one or more original scenes about chemicals and chemistry. Please contact writer/producer Ned O’Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Auditions will be announced shortly.Read more "Seeking directors for Beta Blockers: The Refill"
The boys and girls in the Left of Left Center labs gathered on Saturday for Stage I clinical trials of a new batch of Beta Blockers. LOLC loyalists and newcomers performed stage readings of ten different scenes, all in the running for a future production. From transcendental meditation and meditations on gender identity, to sexual […]Read more "Clinical Trials for Beta Blockers: The Refill"