Only three days till opening, and we’re feeling almost ready. We invited a few of our nearest and dearest to watch a rehearsal just before our tech weekend, and they had a couple of nice things to say about it.
Saw a sneak peak of Available Light Theatre’s upcoming premiere of Just Kids with Andronicus Hobson tonight. If I were still getting paid for my critiques I might just call it “another tour de force from the brilliant pairing that is Sean Lewis and Matt Slaybaugh. Somehow every time these two create together, magic happens.” Do yourself a favor and go. Period. (Show runs Jan. 13-22 at Columbus Performing Arts Center.)
“Just Kids” is an autobiographical journey that is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Lewis takes his audience with him to Kansas and has them laughing within minutes, reliving his experience as a playwright-in-residence at a school for at-risk youth. Playing characters ranging from his fiance to his students, Lewis juxtaposes the stories of the troubled kids who touched his life with his own challenging childhood.
Here are a couple more pictures from the show.