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"
It’s been a little while, but here’s a Left of Left Center update. Left of Left Center founder Ned O’Reilly has been writing up a storm this summer and will be hosting a table read of many of his new shorts, written with an upcoming produc tion of Beta Blockers: The Refill in mind.Read more "A Left Of Left Center Update"
The attendance for our first two performances was phenomenal. Goodman yielded a sellout crowd with audience members willing to stand to watch the performance and the Firefly had only two chairs empty (with lots of full couches)!Read more "WOW!"
The Pleaser is so very pleased, The Silhoutte is strong and steady, and The Untangler is nimbly defeating his knots. They’re ready for a show! A few more days of polishing the edges will produce a refined performance that will soothe the Calibans of the audience.Read more "Dressed to Impress"
Amanda Finn of Broadway World-Madison has interviewed co-director Ned O’Reilly. You can find, from a director’s point of view, how the show came to be and how it has evolved over the course of rehearsals.Read more "Interview with the Co-Director Ned O’Reilly"
We’re within two weeks of our first performance and the pressure is mounting. Memory Lass is desperately trying to memorize her lines, Fragrance Fellow has a stress cold and can’t smell a thing, the Snow Heavy Branch just fell over again and the Tune suddenly can’t keep a beat. They will be ready, however!Read more "Spirits to Enforce – Homestretch"
The Fathom Town Enforcers are quite spirited as they seek to fund their production of The Tempest. With Encores and Hyacinth aside, it is apparent that they should have chosen Kickstarter… Here are this week’s rehearsal photos of the spirits in rare form.Read more "Rehearsal Photos"
Auditions were Monday, cast was announced on Thursday and the first Read-Thru was Tonight! Performances will come up quick, so Left of Left Center is hitting the ground running.Read more "Spirits To Enforce Read-Thru Photos"
Left of Left Center wants to thank all who auditioned! It was a fantastic few evenings of auditions and we are really excited to make the official announcement for Spirits to Enforce.Read more "Spirits To Enforce Cast"
The time is nearly upon us. Superheroes and Shakespeare. A contemporary piece performed in an old world way. Bringing the art to the people. An acting experience like you’ve rarely or never had. Left of Left Center’s Auditions for Mickle Maher’s Spirits to Enforce.Read more "Spirits To Enforce Auditions!"
LEFT OF LEFT CENTER ANNOUNCES PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR SPIRITS TO ENFORCE We now have a concrete, cohesive, and corroborable schedule for our production of Mickle Maher’s SPIRITS TO ENFORCE.Read more "Spirits To Enforce Performance Schedule"
LEFT OF LEFT CENTER happily announces its next production, SPIRITS TO ENFORCE by Chicago playwright Mickle Maher.Read more "Spirits To Enforce Audition Announcement"
My wife and I like to cook. We’re not master chefs, but we do dabble in a wide variety of cuisines. And so it was that we hosted a thank-you dinner for folks involved in Left of Left Center’s recent Beta Blockers production.Read more "EATING, DRINKING, AND GAMING, LEFT OF LEFT CENTER LIVES ON"
We enjoyed some of the greatest audiences we could have hoped for. From Friday night’s Sold Out performance to Chicago’s Rhinofest at the Prop Thtr to Wednesday’s high energy closing show. There are two simple words that express so much for us. Thank You.Read more "Beta Blockers Has Run Its Course"
We’re not done with Madison yet, but we do want to acknowledge the audience from our Friday night performance in Madison. Sold out and so great to perform for! If you have not seen the show yet, don’t wait to reserve your tickets for Wednesday. We’re nearly half full already.Read more "Thank You Madison and Chicago!"
With less than a week before performances start, the entire cast of Beta Blockers start tech week. We learned that the order of the shorts are Hive Mind, Arrhythmia, Advantage, Cortisol Rush, Bechdel Test, and Catnip. It was also a great opportunity to snap some shots of everyone!Read more "Beta Blockers in Tech Week"
Beta Blockers has run its course Unfortunately, Beta Blockers cannot run forever. Madison Reservations We urge all of those interested in attending the Madison performances to reserve your seat, which can be done below. Admission for the Madison performances is a suggested $10 contribution at the door.Read more "Madison Performances Reservations"
The read thru rehearsal will likely be the only time we will be as a group until tech rehearsals start in mid February. It was fantastic to see all the shorts read, to get a sense of the themes that Ned has intended for the Beta Blockers production as a whole. They really do comically examine […]Read more "First Rehearsal – Read Thru"
There was a surprising amount of talent that auditioned and we thank all those that made it! We are very pleased to be casting these individuals in the production Beta Blockers that will be performing in Madison and at Chicago’s 26th Annual Rhinofest.Read more "Beta Blockers Cast List"
The auditions for Beta Blockers are tonight at 7pm! No prepared material is needed, but do come prepared to perform.Read more "Auditions Tonight!"
The Rhionceros Theater Festival is the longest running fringe festival in Chicago. From the Prop Thtr to the Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Rhinofest presents 38 programs over the span of ten weeks at five venues.Read more "Rhinoceros Theater Festival"
Announcing auditions for BETA BLOCKERS, an evening of five new short plays written by Madison’s Ned O’Reilly, author of the recent Mercury Players Theatre production WIDESCREEN.Read more "Auditions"