Joseph Hanrahan – Buzz On Stage, December 8, 2015
Reason 1: It’s A World Premiere!
St. Louis is getting the chance to see more and more theatre created here. From the new work at the Fringe, to The Labute Fest, to Shakespeare In The Streets. This “play with dance” follows Playwright/Director Ken Page’s original musical CAFÉ CHANSON that he premiered at Upstream Theatre.
Reason 2: Staffed And Cast With Character
The show’s creative credentials are first rate: St Louis’ own Page has directed acclaimed productions all over the country and has received Theatre World and Drama Desk Awards in New York. His design staff is strong and the cast includes J. Samuel Davis and John Flack who don’t get to show off their vocal chops here, but whose musical theatre experience enhances this rhythmic piece.
Reason 3: It’s A Love Story
Using talented dancer Alfredo Solivan as the symbol and embodiment of the SUBLIME INTIMACY of love that everyone seeks, this “play with (lots of) dance” tells the poignant stories of intertwined friends as they make their way through their young lives and dreams, the horrors of the AIDS crisis, and the wisdom that comes from searching for and recognizing love.