Last Sunday afternoon I parked in the Sun garage and took the escalator up to the fourth floor of the Circle Centre Mall to see “Lysistrata,” written by Aristophanes and adapted by David Orr and director Bonnie Mill. This was the first production of the new, professional, Sapphire Theatre Company. You may remember that I wrote about their “Women’s Meet and Greet” event a few weeks ago. (Here’s a link to that post: http://www.indytheatrehabit.com/2008/10/20/womens-meet-and-greet-with-the-sapphire-theatre-company/)

I enjoyed this production for the reasons that I enjoy a good beach read: it is fluffy and it includes a lot of sexy people thinking almost constantly about sex.

(By the way, this show is rated by the theatre “A” for Adult content. Just so you know, if I gave age ratings for my reviews, I would rate the following comments as “A” for Adult, too.)

For the rest of my review, please go to my main blog. Here is a direct link:

http://www.indytheatrehabit.com/2008/11/17/the-sapphire-theatre-companys-lysistrata/

And hah! I sort of figured out how to add images to my blog posts here on IndyMojo. If anyone on IndyMojo.com is willing to help me figure out how to emb3d links (is there a button somewhere?) or even better, how to do a direct feed of my main blog to my IndyMojo blog, please let me know.

Hope Baugh – www.IndyTheatreHabit.com

I received a press release today announcing that the run of “Evil Dead: The Musical” has been extended at Theatre on the Square through Saturday, November 29, 2008.

Last Saturday night, my friend and co-worker David and I met downtown to see a sold-out performance of this show, which was directed and choreographed by Ron Spencer, with music and vocal direction by Jeanie Logan and technical direction by James Trofatter.

It was a LOT of fun.

For the rest of my review, please go here:

http://www.indytheatrehabit.com/2008/11/11/evil-dead-the-musical-extended-at-tots/

And if anyone here on IndyMojo can help me figure out how to emb3d links and photos here on my IndyMojo blog, please let me know. Better yet, is there a way to just feed my main blog into my Mojo blog?

Hope Baugh
www.IndyTheatreHabit.com

Last Thursday night, my friend Chris and I went downtown to the Phoenix Theatre to see a double bill. First was a one-act play called “June 8, 1968,” written by Anna Theresa Cascio and directed by Bryan Fonseca. Next was a one-act play called “Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?” written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Scot Greenwell.

The two pieces are very different from each other in terms of style and content, but they both explore themes of conspiracy, freedom, and love in artistically interesting ways.

The rest of my review is on my main blog. Here is a direct link:

http://www.indytheatrehabit.com/2008/11/11/june-8-1968-and-drunk-enough-to-say-i-love-you-at-the-phoenix/

By the way, if anyone here on IndyMojo.com is willing to help me figure out how to emb3d links and photos on my Mojo blog, please let me know!

Hope Baugh
www.IndyTheatreHabit.com

Last Wednesday morning I snuck in with two groups of private high school students to see “Golda’s Balcony” at the Indianapolis Civic Theatre. This one-person show starring Miki Mathioudakis as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir was written by William Gibson and directed at Civic by Robert J. Sorbera.

It is a beautiful and inspiring piece, brimming with historical information about a fascinating country and personal information about a fascinating woman. It takes place near the end of Meir’s life. She invites us to remember with her Israel’s process towards independence and her own. Both involved heartache and sacrifice. Both left me weeping.

Here is a direct link to the rest of my review:

http://www.indytheatrehabit.com/2008/11/08/goldas-balcony-at-the-indianapolis-civic-theatre/

Hope Baugh – www.IndyTheatreHabit.com