#32: Lloyd Brant and Rosie Cole

Today we talk with Theatre of Fools’ Lloyd Brant and Rosie Cole about their Wacky Chicken Show. Lloyd and Rosie have been clowning around in Theatre of Fools for 25 years.

You can see The Wacky Chicken Show Fridays and Saturdays starting March 6 and running until the 21 ath the Jewel Theatre in St. Paul. For tickets, call 651-797-7591.

Additionally, in October 2009, Lloyd Brant will be performing a “One Man Circus Freak Show” entitled A Spirit of Halloween at the Jewel Theatre. Following that during the holiday season will be A Life of Serious Nonsense.

And coming in 2010, the original play The Vaudevillian will be performed for the Southern Theatre / 100 Year Celebration, written in collaboration with Kevin Kling!

[podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/fooltheatre.mp3[/podcast]

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#30: Rick Shiomi

For podcast #30, we have an interview with Rick Shiomi, discussing the history of Mu Performing Arts, its community influence, Ching Chong Chinaman and the upcoming production of Baseball Saved Us.

Mu also offers traditional Japanese taiko drumming, which is a real treat to watch, and I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t had a chance to see it.

Ching Chong Chinaman runs through March 1st at Mixed Blood Theatre. For tickets, call Mixed Blood at 612-338-6131 or visit them online at www.mixedblood.com.

[podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/rickshiomi.mp3[/podcast]

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#29: More Theatre Chat From Caffetto

Joshua Humphrey and Brian O’Neal talk in-depth about Cromulent Shakespeare Company’s Mid-Winter Repertory and Walking Shadow Theatre’s Caligula. Also discussed are Open Eye Figure Theatre’s Snoman, Ray Lee’s Siren, The Jungle Theater’s Hitchcock Blonde and TC Twenty Percent Theatre’s Perfect Pie and The Naked I.

The podcast is quite long, so I’m going to provide markers if you want to hear about particular shows.

Mid-Winter Repertory: 1:28

Caligula: 12:13

Snowman: 15:53

Siren: 17:52

Hitchcock Blonde: 23:53

TC Twenty Percent Productions: 26:19

[podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/caffettochat2.mp3[/podcast]

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#28: Polly Carl and Dominic Orlando

Today’s podcast spotlights the history and direction of the Playwrights’ Center with an interview with its producing artistic director Polly Carl and core writer Dominic Orlando.

In addition to their ongoing classes and the services they offer members, the PWC’s next production is The Three Christs of Ypsilanti on March 2nd.

Mentioned in conjunction with the PWC is the Workhaus Collective. Their next show is The Transmigration of Philip K. Dick.

[podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/pwc.mp3[/podcast]

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#21: Leah Cooper and Tim “Chief” Jopek

The directors of the upcoming productions of Richard III and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tim “Chief” Jopek and Leah Cooper, respectively, talk about directing and working with the Cromulent Shakespeare Company.

Also, Leah Cooper is one of the founding members of Minnesota Playlist. If you haven’t been over to their website, what are you waiting for?

Richard III and The Hunchback of Notre Dame plays from Feb. 6-28. For more information or reservations, please call 612-326-3289.

[podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/cromulent.mp3[/podcast]

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#18: Leslie Ball

Recorded live before a studio audience, Joshua Humphrey, Brian O’Neal and Ruth Kohtz interview Leslie Ball of Ball’s Cabaret.

Ball’s Cabaret takes place every Saturday night at midnight at the Southern Theater. The entrance fee is $5. If you perform, however, the entrance fee is waived. To reserve a place in the show, call 612-340-0155.

Warning: There is some howling from the cabaret audience, so listener beware!

[podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/leslieball.mp3[/podcast]

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