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  1. For anyone in the Seattle area, I'm in Valley Community Players final show of the season: "Funny Money." It's a very funny farce and I play "Bill" the spirited taxi driver. (The play is waaay better then the movie, if you've happen to have seen it.) We open the first weekend in April and continue for the next two weekends. Their website has all the information if you're interested. Stick around and say "Hi!" afterwards if you do come!
  2. I knew it! Thank you!
  3. This came up a couple days ago and I didn't see anything pop up here so I was just curious as to any reactions to this or if anyone actually cared: It sure seems a shame that she wasn't up front to begin with and categorize it as fiction. Not only is her writing career probably over but what is apparently such a powerful story will now be covered in a cloud. I wonder what she was trying to accomplish with her subterfuge? Too bad. (Uh oh, I tried to save this four times and it never refreshed, but it looks like it actually did ... sorry.)
  4. That is really funny. #3 made me bust out laughing.
  5. Check out this blog entry by Jason Geyer - a former merchandise designer for the Star Wars franchise. He found a bunch of ideas he and his team came up with recently and posted them to share. I must say, I am very disappointed by some of the ideas that were rejected. I mean, which male geek wouldn't love this:
  6. That was a great article. Thanks for sharing. Inpiring and humbling ...
  7. Sorry, but it was mentioned in the post from CrimsonLine just above it. Also, it really isn't a spoiler because it's just a sub-plot for future episodes. It's a mere 30 seconds at most, total, in the second episode.
  8. My inner Geek alarm went off -- Does it bug anyone else that, in the opening narration, it describes SkyNet as a computer system "programmed to destroy the world" when it clearly is not. That's what it basically ended up doing, but's that not what it was programmed to do. Did the writer even try and watch T-2? It's a defense network that became sentient and turned on the creators. Big difference. Even so, think about it, wouldn't programming something to "destroy the world" be slightly counter-productive. Who would stand to benefit? (Also, it would have been nice if they had at least attemted to show how a headless Terminator body managed to navigate its way back its head. Homing signal? Ok - but how did it see? Back-up eyes in its toes? I'm just saying...) Okay, I'll put the Geek back in its cage ...
  9. Wow! That's really nice. I love the cross imagery, perfectly stated - not to much, not to little. (That's one of my favorite carols also!)
  10. Thanks for the response, it's been good to read. It seems like it's come down to two schools of thought: Is what takes place on stage real or not? 1) Technically speaking, there are people on stage speaking words and engaging in actions so by the very fact that real people are doing this makes it "real". 2) On the other hand, a play is not reality but the illusion of it. While we try and make a show as believable as possible it is still only an illusion and by that definition cannot be "real". Am I splitting hairs here? Disecting this to much? Going too James Lipton? Please let me know. I fall into the second school of thought because, while I try to make all my roles as real to me as possible, there are times where it just does not feel real at all. Whether I'm tired that particular performance, sick or whatever, I find myself relying strictly on my technique to "be convincing" but what I am doing is not real at all to me. Actual reality is there all the time and while I try and ignore it when performing, it is not actual reality and therefore the play cannot be real. Anyway, my last two cents.
  11. Yeah, I agree with your comments - I just meant that I, personally, couldn't utter so much profanity at once. I guess, right now, that's one of my lines I can't cross. Matter of degrees I suppose.
  12. Thanks, these are great perspectives. I think of Mozart in "Amadeaus" and how it is vital to the show that he be a profain and obscene character. It would be a great dis-service to the work to "clean him up" (so to speak). That being said, I doubt I could ever do David Mamet show.
  13. I'm just curious as to what the various opinions are concerning whether or not a Christian should swear on stage. Specifically I mean in a non-Christian setting, like a community theater production. Is there a line between gratuitious profanity and staying true to the character? Does "staying true to the character" justify it at all? Can it be broken down into "a little is okay, a lot is not"? I guess you see where I'm going. Thanks very much in advance!
  14. Ah, that's right! Forgot about that -- and yet they still managed to come out ahead. Lucky, lucky...
  15. And the Patriots are only going to get .... BETTER! :shock: As I was listening to local sport radio on the way to work this morning, the morning host reminded us that the 49's traded their 2008 first round draft pick to the Patriots for their #28 first round pick last draft. So, depending on how the draw goes, the Pats could pick #1 or #2 in the next draft. Holy Smokes ...