R. Sikoryak’s Masterpiece Comics Theater, which I caught last night (June 17) at The Brick, is smart, very funny, direct and unencumbered by stage artifice.
A screeching violin can warn us that our favorite actress is in danger; a tapping drum can mimic the hoof beats of a trotting horse, and a sliding horn can tell us when to laugh when Buster Keaton braves death again. On Sunday, May 13, the Nitehawk cinema carried on a musical tradition, screening the F. W. Murnau’s 1927 film “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans,” and featured Morricone Youth live, accompanying film.
The Brick is where it’s at. The Too Soon Festival that is. Last night I happened to catch two very different performances at the intimate theatre located on Metropolitan Ave. The Brick describes itself as being a “non-tourist theatre, real theatre for those that live in NYC,” and they had me at non-tourist.
By Lehman Weichselbaum Greenpoint resident Gia Forakis, director In her new version of The Seagull, X-treme director Gia Forakis destroys Chekhov in order to save him. Forakis starts with the playwright’s own revisionist label of his work, “a comedy in four acts.” In strictly classical terms, as of course Chekhov knew, a comedy it isn’t, thanks to the devastating more…