The revival of vaudevillian theatricals, i.e., post-Brechtian theatre destroying the fourth wall as if it were the Berlin Wall, has produced some incredible theatre moments: Outer Dark Stage Arts Cabaret
, St. Idiot Collective’s EFF schtick, and Trouble Puppet’s How I Became a Catholic Suicide Bomber
. I have no doubt that Tooth and Nail: Plus Tooth 2!
was another [Arts Review
, Sept. 14]. And I totally missed it
! Didn’t read for it, didn’t see rehearsals/run-throughs, didn’t show up, even though I thought about showing up. “Tongue and Groove Theatre dishes up vaudevillian punk in two odd and hilarious shorts” is to put it mildly. Adrienne Mishler and Travis Hale alone would be enough synergy to produce award nominations in a cast. I did have a good excuse, though; I saved a lot of money by not responding to junk e-mail.