Anyone Can Whistleon Friday, May 25, 2012 at 12:10 AM
After coming back from my vacation in the Pacific Northwest, where the folks are crunchy, the neighborhoods are clean and the drinks cost $3.75, I immediately fell back into my big city behavior with a couple of shows and sitting around my local coffee shop writing the next great American screenplay. I love to travel, but I love coming home just as much.
When I heard Taylor Mac was playing Puck in the new “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” I ran out to see it immediately and was pleasantly surprised find out that Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci were in it as well. However, my love for these three performers was overshadowed by my newfound adoration of the torsos of Nick Gehlfuss and Jordan Dean. The two actors play jungle gyms for Ricci and Halley Wegryn Gross as the star-crossed couples until all that remains is sleeping pile of scantily clad underpants bulges and fleshy protrusions that will satisfy hetero and homo men alike.
I’ve always thought that “Midsummer” was one of the few Shakespeare plays that would translate to animation. The verse would be troublesome and it’d be a dense piece but, I think it would be a lot of fun. I do this a lot, try to figure out how something could be translated to animation. Earlier this week, I took a break from ACTUAL important deadline-based work to outline a series of animated pieces done in 50′s sword & sandal style, y’know, just your average 13-part franchise based on the adventures of Heracles. Four hours later, this gave way for an attempt to animated the Stephen Sondheim show, “Anyone Can Whistle” — which snapped me back into reality, because frankly, I don’t have the strength to attempt that one.
Watching Listening To: “Anyone Can Whistle, Broadway Cast Recording”
Currently Wearing: Blue and yellow tank top, blue Nike gym shorts