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Wed, Mar. 29th, 2006, 08:03 pm
aka_witchbaby: Hi Everyone!

Hello awesome OSF fans,

Tomorrow I leave for Ashland with my drama class! We're going Thursday and coming back Sunday, and we're seeing three plays: The Winter's Tale, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Diary of Anne Frank. A few friends and I are going to try to get tickets to the Friday matinee show of Bus Stop, because we have free time then! Has anyone seen any of these shows? How did you like them?

I'll post stories/reviews when I get back.

(Twenty-five hours until we arrive!! AAAHHHH!!!)

Love,
Witch Baby

Thu, Mar. 30th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
beautifeygirl88

Aw how wonderful!! I just spent 5 days in Ashland last week. Saw Anne Frank twice (therefore, I cried twice. The newly adapted version is unbelievable), i>UP</i> twice, and Earnest once. Skipped Winter's Tale this time around, and will see it later.

Sadly, Bus Stop just opened today so I didn't get to see it while in town. But I'll be back in May, then August.

There's SO much to say on the shows, but I will just end up rambling like there's no tomorrow, so I shall spare you.

I think the one individual performance I enjoyed the most was Linda Alper as Mrs. Frank. She captured that character so perfectly...that woman is just amazingly strong & talented which is a complete understatement. She's so glorious & I always love her work.

Earnest was awesome because Jeff & Kevin as Jack & Algernon was a load of laughs. Very entertaining. And Judith-Marie Bergan as Lady Bracknell was very amusing as well.

I know you'll enjoy each show! Let me know how Winter's Tale is. I'm hearing mixed reviews, and the fact that they don't use a bear is disappointing.

I'd seriously try to see UP if you can! If anyone loves Nordli like I do you will completely 100% enjoy and appreciate this show like nothin'...unlike any character I have ever seen her do in the past 13 years!!! Hysterical. ;)

Have a blast!!

Thu, Mar. 30th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
aka_witchbaby

I really want to see UP, but we're only there for two full days and our only free time is Friday afternoon, and the only matinee shows taht day are Winter's Tale (which we're already seeing) and Bus Stop (which Tyler Layton is in and therefore is worth seeing!).

I've only seen Robin in Richard III (I know...I'm a newbie), but I kinda fell in love with her as Margaret. She was so haunting and angry; hers was one of the characters that made the biggest impression on me.

I am looking forward to Earnest like you wouldn't believe! I ADORE Kevin Kenerly, and I've never seen the show performed before (I've only read it).

I guess I wrote a lot too...yay for rambling about OSF!!

Sat, Apr. 1st, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
beautifeygirl88

Aw I see. Well at least you're seeing some other great shows! I can't wait until Bus Stop (yes, anything w/ Tyler Layton is worth it!).

I don't know how nerdy this is, but Robin's depiction of Margaret kind of floored me. That was amazing; she did a perfect job. I did Richard III in December-Jan and was so thankful I wasn't cast as Margaret because I would constantly have been comparing myself to Robin's performance and beating myself up! I don't think anyone can beat her. :D

I had never seen Earnest performed either, only read it like you, so seeing this performance at OSF was fantastic for the first time!

Anyway, I don't think any of us can get enough OSF rambling. It's very healthy, in my opinion! Heehee

Sun, May. 7th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
lothiel_isilien

I saw Earnest today, and I really loved it. Kevin and Jeff were amazing as Algie and Jack. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life. :) If you've seen the movie, you'll like this production even more, I think, just because they keep so much more of Wilde's dialogue. The woman who played Cecily, though, really wasn't that impressive. A bit vapid and flighty, too much wanting to be the center of attention...seriously, she acted like she had a stick up her butt, or something. I dunno. Would have been nice if she'd just have shut up for a bit and stopped calling attention to herself. I would have liked more emphasis on Lady Bracknell's imperiousness than Cecily's insipidness. Maybe it was just the performance I went to?

Winter's Tale is glorious. I've never seen a better production of it, honestly. It's beautiful and Greta Oglesby as Paulina steals the show. She's so powerful and beautiful.

Anne Frank will make you cry. Bring hankies. I didn't think I'd like it, but I ended up really enjoying it. It's not like the play you read in highschool, so be warned. It's a hundred times better. :)

Sun, May. 7th, 2006 07:40 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)

Dude, I totally saw The Importance of Being Earnest today, too. Fucking awesome show. The guy who played Algie was totally hot. I agree with what that other chick said, though...that dumb cunt who played Cecily totally fucked up the part. I saw this show at my community theatre and it was so much better. Cecily wasn't such a whiny little bitch, running around with her obviously fake, tiny tits stuck out. I've seen that gal in other shows, and she really sucks. They totally shoulda put someone else in her role.

But yeah, totally go see it. It rocks, and everyone else is totally cool. :D

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
aka_witchbaby

What is this, the I hate Julie Oda Club? I think she's okay. Actually, that's only because she's shorter than I am. And because she's Japanese, like me. Seriously, though, she bothered me in that show too. I wanted a Cecily who was more of a girl and less of a ditz. I loved the Gwendolyn, though. More specifically, I loved her voice. It's so rich and full.

Kevin Kenerly (Algie) is a GOD. I swear.

I'm trying to process the amazingness of those couple days enough to write reviews to post here. I'm working on it...

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)

I don't think anybody here hates Julie Oda... we just love OSF so much that it's a shame that particular sub-par actress shows up in some productions. It tends to take the audience "out of the play," and can spoil a good evening of theater. But most OSF shows are wonderful, with a cast free of amateurs.