Dec 20, 2015

Nice write up about THE YETI IN THE AIRPORT LOUNGE

My little playlet THE YETI IN THE AIRPORT LOUNGE got a nice little write-up in the Dallas Observer.

IN 10 SHORT NEW PLAYS, N47 THEATRE EXPLORES THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF HOLIDAYS
By Elaine Liner | December 18, 2015 | Dallas Observer

DeWayne Blundell, in snowbeast drag, listens to Andra Laine Hunter’s monologue in
Brad McEntire’s 
The Yeti in the Airport Lounge.
Of the 90 scripts submitted to N47 (formerly Nouveau 47 Theatre) for this festival, 10 were picked to put on the stage, each about 10 minutes long. A couple of the scripts are real standouts, though you’ll sit through some Debbie Downers (about the dead moms) to get to the good stuff. And they are Scrooge-budget productions. A few chairs and a folding table or two make up the scenery. Six actors zip in and out of each of the shows. Alex Bigus, Jim Kuenzer, Rebecca McDonald and Nic McMinn share directing credit. Erin Singleton produced all of it.

If there’s a running theme in this year’s entries in N47 Theatre’s A Very Nouveau Holiday mini-fest at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park, it’s that Christmas just isn’t the same after Mom dies. Or if you’re stuck at the airport with the Abominable Snowman. Or if a comic book super hero can’t bring you out of your coma. You know, the usual fa-la-la-derol.
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Brad McEntire’s The Yeti in the Airport Lounge, directed by Kuenzer, finds a chatty woman (Hunter) stuck in a waiting lounge next to a patient Arizona-bound Himalayan snowbeast (DeWayne Blundell in head-to-paw white fur). Yeti listens as his fellow traveler unloads her woes in a rapid-fire monologue about a wayward boyfriend, her fear of going back home alone for the holidays and her personal issues about control and abandonment. Yeti never says a word, just offers the lady a juice box and a big fuzzy shoulder to cry on. A little dance party erupts. A friendship is made. And McEntire’s playlet reminds us that anonymous airport oversharing sometimes helps pass the time between flights.


Full review... HERE


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