The End can’t come Quick Enough: ‘Everybody’ West Coast Premiere at Cal Shakes

Not even an excellent cast and strong direction can breath life into the DOA script by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Continue reading The End can’t come Quick Enough: ‘Everybody’ West Coast Premiere at Cal Shakes

In For a Penny: Dead Men tell No Tales

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Charles Lewis contemplates the Great Beyond. “Death Found an Author Writing His Life” (1827) by E. Hull “I’ve got my own life to live I’m the one that’s going to have to die When it’s time for me to die So let me live my life the way I want to” – Jimi Hendrix, “If 6 was 9”, Axis: Bold as Love Funny thing about writing a play about death: it makes you think a lot about dying. Who knew? And if you want to get technical, the play in question isn’t actually… Continue reading In For a Penny: Dead Men tell No Tales

In For a Penny: Life on Mars

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Charles Lewis on Bowie. Yes, he was on Soul Train. “It’s only forever. Not long at all.” – David Bowie, “Underground” It was about this time last year that I wrote an entry about how much I don’t like my birthday. It isn’t for the sake of being dour, nor is it a day when I walk around full of self-pity (self-deprecation, maybe), I just don’t see the big deal of causing a fuss over my waking up another day. I’ll gladly celebrate the birthdays of others because I love when my friends… Continue reading In For a Penny: Life on Mars

In For a Penny: Of Olympic Proportions – A Pre-Post-Mortem

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Charles Lewis III, getting a head start on the recap. “La Serenata” by George Yepes “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring It’s safe to say that death is not everyone’s favorite subject. It’s one thing to think of endings – fads end, stories end, meals end – but quite another to actually put it in terms of death. Death means that you end. All of your opinions fads, stories, and meals will merely vanish… Continue reading In For a Penny: Of Olympic Proportions – A Pre-Post-Mortem