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From the Ridiculous to the Sublime
How do you take Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist and, in less than a month, condense it into a 100-minute one-man play, with the actor playing 20 characters from the novel plus a New York City drag queen? Everett Quinton and Eureka, veterans of the fabled Ridiculous Theatre Company and creators of Twisted Olivia, explain how they did it.
"...is a star alumnus of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Charles Ludlam's fabled New York stage troupe, which built its..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Twisted Olivia
You might not expect a New York drag queen to transport you into the pages of a 19th-century English novel, but that's precisely what happens in Twisted Olivia: A Meditation on Oliver Twist, a new solo show by Everett Quinton which keeps audiences alternately laughing and spellbound in a parade of wonders.
"...it is. The work is in the tradition of Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatre Company, which gave us The Mystery..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Arts Review by Robert Faires

'Psycho Beach Party'
Coming soon to theatres near you will be two productions of Charles Busch's camp classic 'Psycho Beach Party' – but despite having the same title, they'll be surprisingly different
"...If Charles Ludlam is American theatre's king of camp and kitsch,..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

If It's Summer, It Must Be Shakespeare
Summer is the time for Shakespeare, so naturally here are a couple of the Bard's plays being staged in the Austin area -- Julius Caesar from the Austin Shakespeare Festival and Two Gentlemen of Verona from Different Stages -- and directors Paul Norton and Norman Blumensaadt to explain how they came to produce them this season.
"...came up with two comedies, either Reverse Psychology by Charles Ludlam or Two Gents, which I had thought about..."

June 27, 2003 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Articulations
Ridiculous Theatre Company's Everett Quinton comes to Austin to do a "twisted" version of Oliver! for Zach, Ballet Austin gets in touch with New York, and honors for painter Michael Ray Charles and Austin Babtist Women.
"...alum of the Ridiculous Theatre Company and colleague of Charles Ludlam. Fellow Ridiculous Company member Eureka will direct and..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Author? Author?
Who really wrote Shakespeare's plays? Writer Amy Freed plays the question for laughs.
"...fun of or has fun with Shakespeare. "I've considered Charles Ludlam's version of Hamlet, Stage Blood, and Stoppard's Dogg's..."

March 31, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Red Dwarf
"...improbable affair with an opera diva ends like a Charles Ludlam melodrama -- Lhotte dons a wig and full..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Articulations
Austin playwright John Walch goes to Louisville for its festival of new plays; Vincent Kitch goes to Washington for Americans for the Arts; and Everett Quinton goes to Seattle for a new production of Twisted Olivia.
"...as in the gender-bending romps he appeared in with Charles Ludlam...."

Dec. 26, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Smooth Ride
When Lana Dieterich is acting, nothing seems calculated or forced, no step is false. Her performances are smooth as glass, as silk, as a ride on the bike that she pedals regularly around her Hyde Park neighborhood.
"...murderous man-trap, as she did in The Artificial Jungle, Charles Ludlam's send-up of James M. Cain-type noir thrillers. "I..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Positively Operatic
The Year in Austin Culture
"...shamelessness of the comedy in Dave Steakley's staging of Charles Ludlam's camp masterpiece. Suffice to say, no take was..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Exhibitionism
The Mystery of Irma Vep: Summer Camp
"...working in Austin today. Set in 19th century Mandacrest, Charles Ludlam's Irma Vep is an outrageous melodrama whose mystery..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Arts Review

Art Fun in the Summertime
May
"...The Mystery of Irma Vep Charles Ludlam's two-man spoof of all things Gothic, with Joe..."

May 21, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Let's Do the Time Warp Again!
"...The Mystery of Irma Vep, A Penny Dreadful, by Charles Ludlam was added to the season. Still, despite his..."

March 26, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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