Saturday, November 04, 2006

Nobody Here But Us Chickens

I'm on the board of Out of Hand Theater, a young, inspired Atlanta company with a penchant for physical theater. Currently, the theater is mounting Peter Barnes' 1989 piece, Nobody Here But Us Chickens, which pokes fun at some interesting people, who just happen to be disabled. The charm of the three short plays that comprise Chickens is that the disability is both at the fore and in the background, as you learn about the characters themselves, rather than their disabilities.

Creative Loafing compares the work to Monty Python and Will Farrell, calling it "Hilarious." The AJC raves "Performed in the youthful company’s raucously physical signature style, the three short plays throb with intelligence and surprise, deliberate provocation and political incorrectness —- and a kind of ambivalent, off-kilter, bittersweet grace."

You should go check it out.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

This Costume Beats My Free Mamograms

idea hands down...

(click on the big white square to see the video)