The Curious Way – Opening Night Blog

by Lansia Wann, PTC’s Opening Night Blogger If you haven’t heard of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” allow me to give you a bit of insight. In other words, allow me to stand on my soapbox for a minute to shout out a few of its accolades… It is the 2015 … Continued

Director’s Brief

Karen Azenberg Well, opening night of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is here! It’s exciting to start the season with such an amazing piece of theatre. The cast and designers, the stage managers and crew, have been working into the wee hours this week to get all the very complicated aspects of … Continued

‘Post Script’ Mondays and Tuesdays Tours

You are invited to join us! “Post Script” After Show Events Introducing “Post Script,” after the first Monday of every production. This is your time to visit with some cast and crew of the current production, or even the playwright. Give the parking lot a little time to clear out while you enjoy some coffee, … Continued

Curious Incident…Dramaturg’s Note

Dramaturg’s Note Everyone on the autism spectrum is different. Because, you know, we’re people. ~ Chris Bonnello/Captain Quirk, In his blogpost titled “asperger’s and autism,” author Mark Haddon resists those very labels for his protagonist in Curious Incident, writing, “it’s a novel whose central character describes himself as ‘a mathematician with some behavioural difficulties.’” Beyond reading “An Anthropologist … Continued

Guests’ Notes: Harrison Bryan

“Autism isn’t a disability; it is simply a different ability. We need to stop looking at it as a road block – but rather, as another door open to different experiences.” – Robin Wagner, “The Language of Autism” – I sat down with Seth Howell, and his mother, last week at “Ugurt” – (a local frozen … Continued

From Karen…

The world of “Curious Incident” is coming to life. We’ve almost finished the blocking and have been joined in rehearsal by Roscuro and Dot — the rats who will play Christopher’s pet rat, Toby. New sound cues are arriving daily, which is exciting even though it reminds me how complex this show is. Not just … Continued

Director’s Notes…

This season I’m doing a weekly blog — just an update from the Artistic Director that gives you an insight into the things that don’t happen onstage, but are an integral part of getting the shows done here at PTC. This week is a busy one. I’m finalizing the selections for this season’s PLAY-BY-PLAY series. … Continued

Life of Will Rogers — Timeline

Life of Will Rogers — Timeline 1879: Born on November 4, the youngest of eight siblings, at the Dog Iron Ranch in Indian Territory, near present day Oologah, Oklahoma to Clement Van Rogers and Mary America Schrimsher. 1898-1902: Works in Texas as a cowboy, then as a gaucho in Argentina. 1902: Joins Texas Jack’s Wild … Continued

Becoming a “Trick Roper”   If you look at the cast list, you’ll see the name AJ Silver, who’s identified as the “Trick Roper/Whip Specialist.”  You know if Trick Roper is a cast member, you’re going to be watching some action on stage. AJ shares the stage with the cast in performing some of the more complicated rope … Continued

Lutken and Whitehead on Will Rogers Follies

  by Madeleine Rex, Publicity Manager Costumes, talent, humor, music and rope tricks all set the stage for a raucous evening! eBackstage has enjoyed watching David M. Lutken (Will Rogers) and Chryssie Whitehead (Ziegfeld’s Favorite) on the set of The Will Rogers Follies. Some of the funniest parts of the show are their banter between the … Continued