Friday, June 7, 2013

The Dark Fantastic

I had seen Martin Dockery give an amazing performance at last year's Fringe Festival. He delivers his monologues with explosive expressiveness. A single spot light illuminated him seated at a small table wearing a cowboy hat at the beginning of this performance. I was itching to draw, but I couldn't see the sketch page. In time I realized the house lights would never come up , "duh, it is called the DARK Fantastic", so I blindly put lines on the page as Martin spoke about an incredibly evil character. The stark empty stage forced the audience to imagine the depths of the story.

At first, I was mesmerized by every cadence of Martin's delivery. Faint music underscored his delivery and there was a verse like cadence as he spoke. He would speak fast and then hang on a word, teasing the audience with what might come next. In time however my mind wandered. I couldn't follow the murderous meanderings of a deviant mind for long. As the story turned to terminal fear, I struggled with finding order in the darkness.

Weekend Top 6 Picks

Saturday June 8th 2013
10am - 6pm FREE Bizarre Buying Bazaar, Ripley's Believe it or Not 8201 International Drive

7pm - 8pm $10 Boogie Shoes starring Marcy Schwalm at Breakthrough Theater 419A West Fairbanks Avenue Winter Park FL

7pm - 11pm Apartment E "Essentials Saturday" 20 Year Anniversary. Lake Ivanhoe Orlando, Florida. A day of giving back. A celebration of Orlando creativity and community.

Sunday June 9th 2013 
noon - 2pm Broadway Brunch at Hamburger Mary's 110 West Church Street, downtown. I heard this is an all Disney show. Show tunes, drink specials, and an amazing show with Broadway performances by The Minx, Ginger Minj, and special guests. Seating at 11:00am with show starting at 12pm

1pm - 3pm $5 Film Slam. Enzian Theater. Originally a project of University of Central Florida's Downtown Media Arts Center, the Enzian became the home of FilmSlam when DMAC closed in 2006. Now in its fifth year, Film Slam continues to be a popular outlet for indie and student filmmakers throughout the State of Florida.

3pm - 4pm $10 Boogie Shoes starring Marcy Schwalm. Breakthrough Theater 419A West Fairbanks Avenue Winter Park FL

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