Mastodons Thunder Through New Britain (Again)
|Mastodon with Castodons|
I know it's been a while since we posted together, but know this, it's not because I don't care about you. It's that I forgot I had you.
Anyway, let me satiate you with a brief cross post. I'm in the midst of a workshop production of "The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons" down at the Hole in the Wall Theater in New Britain and about to go promote it on a local radio show with host Virginia Wolf (who I am only mildly afraid of).
There is so much to say and think about and muse on and whatnot, but for now, here's what reporter Scott Whipple of the New Britain Herald had to say:
Playwright Rachel Teagle calls her play “a brand-new, off-beat comedy about ambition, vocation, and impractical beasts.” But if you ask Lisa DelCegno of Rocky Hill, who plays Jess in “The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons,” Hole in the Wall Theater’s current production has a serious message.
“You can find a place to fit [in this world],” DelCegno says. “It may take time, but eventually you’ll find where you supposed to be and what you’re supposed to do and it will feel right.”
Teagle explains that her play, which opened Friday for an August run, is about “what happens when everyone becomes what they wanted to be when they grow up. The world is suddenly full of astronauts, ballerinas, and one bewildered mastodon.”
Brett Aiello of Middletown plays Clint, a journalist writing for a weekly newspaper who longs to be a James Bond character. He wakes up one day as a crazy, grown-up James Bond. His girl friend, Jess awakes as a prehistoric monster, a mastodon. How do they deal with the change? Says Teagle: “Anyone in a long-term relationship has to look at where they are now and ask if it’s still working.” “…Mastodons” is in the tradition of HITW productions that have included Brendan Behan’s “The Hostage” and William Saroyan’s “The Time of Your Life.”
Check out the full article, and come down and see the show. We run weekends through August 23rd up in New Britain, CT. Show details at www.hitw.org