Catastrophic Theatre's associate director Tamarie Cooper is back at it, concocting another summer musical extravaganza. Her newest opus, The Tamarie Cooper Show: Journey to the Center of my Brain (In 3D!), plumbs the depth of her gray matter. It's a big and complicated place, so she's enlisted the help of a small army of actors, composers and musicians. Cooper gives us a sneak peek inside her musical making brain (interview with Cooper).
It’s cerebral, it’s visceral, it’s hysterically funny. I don’t mean that in a stuffy, traditional-theater sense -- I mean really funny and full of food for thought ... As the audience witnesses the overflowing sexuality of the more visceral characters and their inability to control their impulses, the play becomes undeniably arousing ... The theater is intimate. The acting was superb. The set was inventive. The play was executed masterfully. It was an unusually intense and entertaining evening at the theater.