If man's wretched existence ever needed a finer hand to paint comic despair, look no further than director Jason Nodler with his quartet of superlative interpreters all in the service of the apocalyptic vision from Samuel Beckett.
Catastrophic Theatre's magnificent world-premiere production of Bluefinger: The Fall and Rise of Herman Brood, written and directed by Jason Nodler, and featuring a blistering performance by Matt Kelly in the title role, could easily be the next smash hit on Broadway. Bluefinger is a once-in-a-lifetime, invigorating magical mystery tour of rock's most quintessential wild man. Catastrophic Theatre has outdone itself.
Catastrophic Theatre's dramatic presentation of Mickle Maher's phantasmagoric 2004 head-to-head between Bush and Kerry, moderated by Jim Lehrer, is a must-see...Locklear gives the performance of his life, nailing W. with his weird pauses and malaprops ("middle-evil" is especially fine for "medieval"). He glides through the difficult non sequitur monologues, giving Bush a comprehensible, maddening humanity. Just as spot-on are Judge and Schulze. Matter of fact, the entire production is incredibly realized. "Perfectness," as W. might say.