Ben Schnickel, Alisha Spielmann, Heather E. Cunningham, and Ricardo Rust of “The Butter and Egg Man”

Released Thursday, 28th May 2015
 1 person rated this episode
imageProducing independent theatre is a difficult game.
So a play about producing theatre, where the title is slang for a sucker who puts a lot of money into a theatrical venture he doesn’t truly understand…it might hit a little too close to home.
But Retro Productions is always a safe bet, which is what brought this microphone & podcast man to see their production of George S. Kaufman’s The Butter and Egg Man—and I found out that it did hit, in all the right places.
Listen in as director Ricardo Rust and cast members Ben Schnickel, Alisha Spielmann, and Heather E. Cunningham (Retro’s Producing Artistic Director, and past podcast guest!) discuss going back to the 1920s, choreographing your scene changes, how to deal with the unexpected onstage, and producing plays about producing plays.
“‘…it’s so fun to watch what’s happening onstage just like I’m the audience, and laugh at it…whether it be the actual play I’m laughing at, or whether it be scenery falling down, it’s funny, and you get to laugh at it…’
‘That’s kind of what’s so great about theatre…'”

Retro Productions presents
The Butter and Egg Man
written by George S. Kaufman
directed by Ricardo Rust
May 15–30, 2015
remaining performances:
Thursday, May 28 @8PM
Friday, May 29 @8PM
Saturday, May 30 @2PM & 8PM
The Gene Frankel Theater
24 Bond Street
Manhattan
tickets: $18 ($15 students/seniors, $10 under 12) available via OvationTix
image image image image imagephotos by Kyle Connolly

Creators & Guests

We don't know anything about the creators of this episode yet. You can add them yourself so they can be credited for this and other podcasts.

Episode Reviews

This episode hasn't been reviewed yet. You can add a review to show others what you thought.

This podcast, its content, and its artwork are not owned by, affiliated with, or endorsed by Podchaser.
Rate Episode

Share This Episode

Recommendation sent

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more

Episode Details

Length
26m 21s
Explicit
Yes

Episode Tags

Do you host or manage this podcast?
Claim and edit this page to your liking.