Friday, May 27, 2011

Brian Feldman Reads the Fringe Program in its Entirety

Brian Feldman read the Fringe program in its entirety. A small makeshift stage was set up outside the Shakespeare Theater and his signature marquee sign sat at the foot of the stage. Two LED theatrical spot lights were on the ground but their purple light was hardly needed in the bright Florida sunshine. There were two rows of folding chairs set up in front of the stage and Beth Marshall was in the skeletal audience. There were several video cameras set up recording every minute of the reading. Tommy Wingo operated one camera and Tisse Mallon operated the other.

Beth was enjoying the performance. Periodically she would shout out, "I wrote that!" A few curious people stopped to try and figure out what was going on but they seldom sat and lingered. Brian read, "No alcoholic beverages are allowed outside the lawn of fabulousness. Beth laughed loudly and took a sip from her cup. A giant penguin sat in the front row holding a program in its flippers so it could follow along. After perhaps ten minutes the penguin got up to leave. But then it realized there were video cameras running and it did a silly dance in front of the stage. Brian laughed as he tried to continue to read. What does it all mean?

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James said...

I am both Brian Feldman's high school theater director and the man in the penguin suit, and I feet that everything in this event made perfect sense.

Beautiful illustration, sir!

Thor said...

Did Brian know you were in the penguin costume?

James said...

That's a good question! He certainly knows that I'm the Penguin Point producer, but he may not realize that I'm also the penguin.