Monday, April 30, 2007

First IBP Play, Next IBP Play

First play I ever saw by the Houston theater company Infernal Bridegroom Productions was Endgame, directed by Jason Nodler. Jim Parsons played Clov and Greg Dean was Hamm. Tamarie Cooper as Nell and Aaron Krohn as Nagg. Beautiful. And memorable. To this day, I remember how hypnotic it was to watch Jim move the stool from window to window.

Next IBP play: Tamarie Cooper's 20 Love Songs. It opens Thursday, May 3 and plays Friday and Saturdays through June 9. During the Houston summer, Tamarie is often lauded by the press for being Houston's most genius physical comedianne, as evidenced by her hilarious, autobiographical creations. This year, she's showcasing the many faces of love -- the sweet, the sick, the sultry, the sorry. Come see the show! And see it more than once. Tamarie has invited some local writers and performers to join her in creating these love songs, and she's rotating the numbers each night, so every show will be different. In June, I'll be part of the showcase, performing a short, original piece about maternal love, entitled MAW.

You can learn more about how to get tickets by going to IBP's website.

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