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Skidmore Alum Chris Fleming (Gayle Waters-Waters) Interviewed in Forbes

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Chris Fleming ’09—the co-creator, writer, and star of the hilarious, surreal webseries Gaylewas recently interviewed in Forbes by Michael Humphrey, a nerdy guy who finds internet celebrities and makes them seem really important. This interview is probably worth a few minutes of your time though, especially if you’re a Theater major hoping to feel a little bit better about your chosen career path.

I guess this is as good a time as any to plug Gayle again, because it’s well into its second season (do webseries really have seasons now? WHAT A WORLD WE LIVE IN) and still going strong. The new Gayle Waters-Waters Twitter account has been slaying in a very Karl Welzeinian manner, so go follow her for amazing tweets like:

  • “making Dave stay home from work tomorrow so he can press my Are You Still LIstening? button on my Michael Buble Holiday Pandora station”
  • “just finished my Pilates for Women Who Aren’t Afraid to Die DVD, could walk into traffic and take a Nissan in the core”
  • “just snuck a peek at Bonnie’s grocery list, her penwomanship looks like size 72 Chiller. What does she write with, a boisenberry?”
(via Forbes)

Skidmore Theater Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Monday, November 12th, 2012

In the next few weeks, the Skidmore Department of Theater will present its 2012 main stage productionShakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Doug Seldin.

You probably know A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the play you didn’t read in your seventh grade English class, so here’s a quick refresher courtesy of Skidmore Propaganda:

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, but the play is much more than a light, exuberant farce. Mortals, mechanicals, fairies, and enchanted lovers combine to fill this Shakespearean favorite with humor, magic, and erotic love. Four lovelorn young people encounter quarrelsome fairy royalty in a magical woods. Add to this a troupe of travelling amateur actors and a bit of fairy dust, and the result is cosmically comic, playful, and dark.
“Director Seldin explains, ‘All Shakespeare plays begin, or quickly reveal, a world in chaos and for the rest of the play the characters attempt to find their way out of that madness. In tragedies, balance is restored through death and downfall, while comedies find resolution through union (often in the form of marriage) and the creation of new life. So the questions became: What is the chaos? What is off-balance about this Athenian world?'”

Tickets are $12 general admission and $8 for students and seniors, which seems kind of steep but whatever. For reservations, call the Skidmore Theater Box Office at 518-580-5439 or e-mail boxoffice@skidmore.edu.

Friday November 16, 8pm
Saturday November 17, 8pm
Sunday November 18, 2pm
Thursday November 29, 8pm
Friday November 30, 8pm
Saturday December 1, 8pm
Sunday December 2, 2pm
@ JKB 

(via Skidmore)

Skidmore Theater Presents: Almost, Maine

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Cute!

This weekend, John Cariani’s romantic-comedy Almost, Maine will be performed by members of the Theater Department as part of the annual Black Box series. The play will be directed by Larry Opitz.

“On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.”

It’s like Love, Actually but in the woods. According to the Times’ review of the Broadway production, “susceptible hearts may be set to tingling at his tales of love lost and found, but for those of us with a limited tolerance for his fanciful conceits, ‘Almost, Maine’ may leave the cloying aftertaste of an overly sweetened Sno-Kone.” Take from that what you will.

Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $12 for general admission. Seats can be reserved by calling  518-580-5439 or emailing boxoffice@skidmore.edu.

Friday October 19, 8pm
Saturday October 20, 8pm
Sunday October 21, 2pm

@ JKB

(via Facebook)