Monthly Archives: December 2008

Happy Holidays!

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100!!!

Here we are, a year in with this blog, and we’ve reached the 100th post.  Our first posting was on Dec 10, 2007,  and since then, we have had thousands of visits from you all.  Thanks for your hits and comments.  They have helped make this site a success and a vital part of our company’s mission to provoke and promote dialogue around not only the plays we produce, but the ideas that surround those stories.

By far, our most popular postings have been those from the cast of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.   Several cast members posted their personal experiences and thoughts that helped inform their views of the show and how it took on a deeper meaning to them.   Our most-visited entry was the last posting for the Spring run of Judas.  Veronica del Cerro wrote her thoughts on the themes and questions that the play raised.   But in particular,  the posting from Emily Webbe was a much-discussed entry.  Thank you, Em–we are honored that you shared this with us.

Our Fall show this year, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, featured two intelligent and talented actors who shared their experiences of working on such a richly-dense and difficult script.

Other popular postings have been accessed through web searches, like  Hannah’s notes on our production of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone.  It seems that many of our out-of-town readers are doing their research on the play and have found Hannah’s thoughts helpful!  The same goes for our postings on Marat/Sade which receive many hits from surfers who are looking for info on the play and the historical events depicted in the script.

We found a recent Slate.com article’s position on the strength of our theatre scene pretty offensive, and it looks like many of you shared our opinion.

And lastly, we tried something a little different this season, by using this blog to actually announce our season.  We want to keep you, our loyal readers, informed and ahead of the game, so expect more of these insider-first announcements in the future.

Again, thanks for coming along and visting us.  Here’s to the next 100 (hopefully in less than a year, this time)!

—The takers and posters of Notes on Forum Theatre

Dangers of the Stage

Guardian article on theatrical hazards to actors and crew.  The topic has been raised recently due to an incident in Austria where and actor accidentally slit his own throat during a performance when a prop knife was replaced with a real one.

Article linked here.  Yikes.

JUDAS Closing Weekend Tickets

Just an update for those of you who have been calling/writing about tickets for the JUDAS closing weekend.  We are sold out for Friday, Saturday night, and Sunday’s closing matinee.  So, as of this posting, we only have limited seats for tonight’s show and Saturday’s matinee.

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Buy your tickets here.

Even More Big News from Forum

Just in time for all of your holiday shopping needs we have opened up an e-store. The link will remain on the right side of front page of the blog. Look to your right. See it. Just above the search function. It will always be there. Whenever you want to buy a script for one of our productions, click that link. Whenever you can’t get a song out of your head that you heard in one of our productions, click that link. Whenever you want a new book on theater to read, click that link. Whenever you a wondering what the Forum Company members like, click that link. Seriously, whenever you want, click that link.

For every item purchased through our e-store Forum Theatre will make some money. So purchase and give.

Click here to start your shopping or just look over to your right and click over there.

Is There a Hell?

Last week’s episode of This American Life, titled “Heretics” was a really great listen, and pretty apt to our continuing discussions about The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

The entire episode tells  the story of Carlton Pearson, a renowned evangelical pastor, who had a message from God that told him that Hell does not exist.  The church officially declared him a heretic and lost much of what he had worked for his entire life.

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Highly reccommended before or after you see JUDAS.

The Big News

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