Tag Archives: Louis Tyrrell
I and You has one of the least promising elevator pitches: teenagers studying the poetry of Walt Whitman discover that the eternal cycle of life and death is less inscrutable or meaningless than it seems. But as Arts Garage’s production illustrates, Lauren Gunderson’s play succeeds as both a droll dark comedy and an insightful, even moving inquiry into mortality.
Entirely well-acted, thoughtfully directed, in a evolved play about past loves we can’t leave behind, Fighting Over Beverley by Israel Horovitz has its way way off Broadway tryout at Theatre at Arts Garage.
Arts Radio Network kicked off its series of live radio play versions of iconic movies with a one-night production of A Star Is Born on Aug. 15 on the stage of the host, The Theatre at Arts Garage in Delray Beach. To hear a podcast of that full production, click here
Arts Garage is hosting a series of live radio play versions of iconic movies produced on stage by Arts Radio Network. Radio scripts from the 1940s adapting A Star Is Born, It’s a Wonderful Life, Casablanca, and Sunset Boulevard will be performed in one-night-only engagements with live casts, copious sound effects and commercials from the period beginning August 15.
Lungs at Arts Garage seems to be about a young couple debating whether to bring a baby into this perilous, even doomed world. But in the wake of plot twists, Duncan Macmillan’s breathtaking script comes clear as an examination of the fragility and tensile strength of relationships, featuring brilliant performances by Betsy Graver and Cliff Burgess.
The Delray City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone selling the Arts Garage’s home base for two months, giving the venue a reprieve from relocating or even closing. Faced with an overflow crowd of arts patrons ready to speak at a public hearing, a box with 1,800 petition signatures and a lose-lose choice, Mayor Thomas Carney proposed delaying action until April 16 – suggesting that two parties interested in buying the property are willing to explore a compromise.
Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue, getting a gleefully mischievous world premiere at the Arts Garage, is a black comedy with all three Aristotelian verities – beer, blackmail and blood. The internationally honored playwright has penned an offbeat tale rooted in blue collar rage against the one-percenters as two workmen and two Brahmins interact in wildly varying ways that will leave dead bodies in their wake.
As part of our On The Boards podcasts in cooperation with Arts Radio Network, Florida Theater On Stage’s Bill Hirschman sits down for a conversation with Arts Garage Artistic Director and founder Lou Tyrrell for a comprehensive discussion about the season, the challenges of presenting new work, and the state of theater today. Arts Garage presents the world premiere this weekend of Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue.
Yards and yards of duct tape, a dead deer, a timely taser, emperor penguins, Shakespeare, a shotgun, Anderson Cooper, President Jimmy Carter and the titular ursine creature all are ingredients in this unalloyed hoot of an anti-spousal abuse comedy, Exit, Pursued By A Bear at the Theatre At Arts Garage.
With brilliant but unrelieved corrosive cynicism, Cabaret Verborten, ausical revue at the Theatre at Arts Garage, mercilessly draws unnerving parallels between the dissolute Weimar Republic and 21st Century America, bluntly underscoring how ripe we are for fascist demagoguery in a heated election cycle.