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On stage ® Don't Talk' extended with 3 more shows Arizona Daily Star Tucson, Arizona Published: 05.29.2009 Invisible Theatre's very silly, very fun 'Don't Talk to the Actors' has been extended — shows have been added for 8 p.m. June 5-6 and 3 p.m. June 7. So there are no excuses not to go — and if you like to laugh, you want to go. Tickets are $22-$25. Invisible Theatre is at 1400 N. First Ave., 882-9721. Kathleen Allen"

Outfront Laughs and Backstage Truths at IT

Outfront Laughs and Backstage Truths at IT by Chuck Graham May 28, 2009 There is still time to catch 'Don't Talk To The Actors,' getting big laughs for one more weekend at Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave. This energetic comedy by Tom Dudzick, directed by Susan Claassen, takes us deep into the creative process percolating backstage as a young, new playwright gets his first crack at having on a show on Broadway. Arlene (Dallas Thomas) and Jerry (Eric Schumacher) enjoy a happy moment in 'Don't Talk To The Actors.' A long time ago I had a tee-shirt that read (in French) "Art is a dirty business, but somebody's got to do it." Dudzick is committed to that idea, and has a great deal of fun showing us why. Jerry Przpezniak (Eric Schumacher) is the young writer, just arrived in New York's theater district from the untrammeled upstate hinterland of Buffalo. In tow is his girlfriend Arlene (Dallas Thomas), heart all aflutter because o

Hilarious Catastrophe | Review | Tucson Weekly

Hilarious Catastrophe Review Tucson Weekly Hilarious Catastrophe Invisible Theatre nails this playabout an onstage production run amok by James Reel Backstage comedies—the epitome of the genre being Michael Frayn's Noises Off—usually document the self-destruction of a show during a performance. Tom Dudzick's Don't Talk to the Actors hilariously chronicles a collapse way before the curtain rises. The show in question is so doomed that it begins to fall apart the minute the actors show up for their first table read. Dudzick's play itself, in contrast, is tightly constructed, fitting six well-developed characters together so precisely that it's hard to imagine this show falling apart, especially in the confident, buoyant production it's enjoying at Invisible Theatre. Dallas Thomas and Eric Schumacher in Don't Talk to the Actors. Jerry, a budding playwright, has brought his girlfriend, Arlene, to New York as he's about to get his first big Broadway break. Th

We have to say IT's 'Don't Talk' is funny theater | ®

We have to say IT's 'Don't Talk' is funny theater ® Accent We have to say IT's 'Don't Talk' is funny theater By Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star Tucson, Arizona Published: 05.15.2009 Theater ain't always pretty. It can be full of playwrights who think every word is golden, directors who are little Hitlers and actors with egos so large and judgment so off that they are walking disasters. Oh, my, do we love it. Especially as laid out in Tom Dudzick's backstage comedy "Don't Talk to the Actors," which Invisible Theatre opened on Wednesday. Dudzick has crafted delicious, over-the-top characters, director Susan Claassen has boosted the hilarity with her attention to detail and fine-honed sense of over-the-topness, and the cast has delivered an evening full of ridiculous, and quite funny, theater. It's a fine way to end a season. Jerry (Eric Schumacher) is a green-behind-the-ears playwright whose first Broadway prod

2009-2010 Season Auditions at Invisible Theatre

Invisible Theatre THE INVISIBLE THEATRE ANNOUNCES COMPANY AUDITIONS FOR MEN AND WOMEN IN PRODUCTIONS FOR ITS 2009-2010 SEASON The Invisible Theatre will hold auditions for their 2009-2010 Season on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 beginning at 5:00 pm. Auditions will be held at the Invisible Theatre - 1400 N. First Ave (at Drachman). Please call the Invisible Theatre (520) 882-9721 with your name and phone contact. You will then be assigned an audition time. All actors are paid. Actors must bring a recent headshot and resume and will be asked to perform a 3 minute contemporary monologue.

'Don't Talk' is loud fun | ®

'Don't Talk' is loud fun ® Accent "Don't Talk" is loud fun By Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star Tucson, Arizona Published: 05.08.2009 Tom Dudzick knows what's funny: his life. • It's where he draws most of his inspiration for his comedies, including the 2007 play "Don't Talk to the Actors," which Invisible Theatre opens next week. • When he sits down to write a new play, said Dudzick in a phone interview from New York City, he has to get personal. • "I sit and think what is meaningful to me, what's happened to me, what am I involved in and feel strongly enough to write about," he said. Curt (Douglas Mitchell) and Bea (Liz McMahon) try to persuade fledgling playwright Jerry (Eric Schumacher, center) that he needs to make changes to his script. So when he sat down to write "Don't Talk," he remembered going to New York with his first play to make it to the Big Apple, "Greetings." "