The movie adapted from the show I directed at A Red Orchid is having its first public screening on June 9th. Here's the scoop:
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From: Brett Neveu
Date: May 23, 2007 8:40 AM
Subject: JUNE 9TH — come to the special THE EARL sneak preview gala!
Wanna see THE EARL movie?! ON THE BIG SCREEN???
A special sneak preview gala showing of THE EARL!!!
written by Brett Neveu
directed by Jim Sikora
featuring Noah Simon, Steve Schine, John Moran and Danny Goldring
At the Siskel Center — 164 N. State Street, Saturday, June 9th @ 12:30
with reception to follow – – -!
**Call Intermission Productions at 708-345-7088 to RSVP**
AND later that night… at 10:00 PM @ Strawdog Theatre (3829 N. Broadway),
a special performance by Brando (composer for play & film) & DAD FACTORY in
celebration of THE EARL!
Here's the (same) gala info (in graphicness-form) – – –
"Critic's Choice! Baker's intelligence, sensitivity, and command of language suit Eno's tricked-out head games perfectly, and his fragile intensity has never been in sharper focus. Highly recommended!" Brian Nemtusak, Chicago Reader
"Don't Miss! Resonant… hypnotic… captivating. Telling a sad boy’s sad story and his own sad love affair, Baker’s alienated self isn’t an empty self but one reeling against such emptiness; Baker reels captivatingly. Four stars!" Novid Parsi, TimeOut Chicago
"Fascinating! Beautiful, clever and blackly comic. Baker is ideal. A winning ticket! Recommended!" Hedy Weiss, Chicago SunTimes
“Funny! A thoroughly fresh and arresting piece of writing. Baker is perfect for this part!” Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"Although just 75 minutes, the material requires a superior actor with both comedy chops and a sharp edge. Fortunately, Lance Stuart Baker is a superb comic actor with a deep dark streak. His completely naturalistic and self-deprecating manner, as he leaps from point to point and always circles back, reminds one of Robin Williams on meds, slowed down from 90 miles an hour to a sedate 35 but still dangerous behind the wheel." Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
"As Pain, Lance Stuart Baker navigates the many levels of Eno's script with gilded finesse. He masterfully underplays, guiding each moment to its comical height." Brian Kirst, Chicago Free Press