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He would rather be an astronomer, but righteousness has isolated him from his kind. 99 for first item, $4. She has used startling sound by Liz Ryder and mysterious animal animation by David Goodwin, winningly projected by Maxx Kurzunski, to weave an spell for the National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere of Steve Yockey’s play. (”) But the writing is quite strong, and it sure rattles the nerves, adroitly balancing external menace with shocking domestic revelations. Hill III James Spruill James Wilson Jan Roberts Janet Bogue Janet Carter Jason Duncan Jason E. Even this early, there are signs that everything is not as it seems. He's rewarded for his radiant revolting by having to deal again with his mom's Socratic parenting methods. As the creepiness factor increases, the birds outside become more aggressive, stranger in their behavior.

The experts obviously haven’t heard of the legendary Thrush Woodpecker brand that manufactured red hot glasspack and turbo-style performance mufflers since 1966. As if to put their argument on hold, Brenda runs out for errands, leaving Noah to receive a woman named Roisin Danner (Kathleen Wattis Kettrey), who says she’s an old friend of Brenda’s. Check out the Moovit App or Moovit Website to find the latest schedule, or to plan your route on a map, or to find the closest transit station to your desired destination. He is breathtakingly naive exclaiming, “I didn’t think I’d get caught,” not understanding the short or long term repercussions of breaking things that don’t belong to him.

When a mysterious visitor arrives at their remote Northern California home bearing dangerous secrets from Brenda's past, the three find themselves on a collision course with betrayal and revenge. For him it is her love life, for her it’s his recent dismissal from college for vandalism. Newest pages, a hard-to-remove plaque exists with this variation and is rare and much harder to get rid of. 75 minutes without an intermission. This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 3, 2020. In a seemingly innocuous setting, often domestic, the ostensibly trivial bickering of comfortably familiar character-types (mother and son, mismatched lovers, etc.) That’s about all I’ll say about the plot, except that the “reckoning” that follows is a blood-curdling meditation on eggs that stray from the nest and mothers bent on revenge. Left alone, the two women confront each other about a shared and profoundly disturbing past.

  • Who is taking revenge, and for what?
  • We’re in the midst of what looks to be a small and temporary family crisis.
  • Is it justified?
  • For the record, two things kick the struts out from under this Tracy Ward-directed show.
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  • Her extended reply is a caustic monologue composed entirely of vitriol and invective.

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He was protesting against light pollution, another violation of Nature, and attacked some street lights on campus. But it’s altogether so much fun to watch, who cares? One hopes this approach will result in many more productions, which the play richly deserves. Coupon code SPRING2020 must be entered at checkout. His mother has engineered her a. The astronomy major has been expelled from his prestigious private college: Double-click here to replace these images with your own content. Read this next, and if they're basically useless, that means you're going to be stuck suffering from your uncomfortable symptoms even longer. ” There are gatherings of woodpeckers on the grass in front of the isolated house.

A more careful balance between the natural and supernatural worlds of the play could have made this already excellent production even better. A fancy pants college just booted Noah (Adam Magill, of SF Playhouse's "Stupid Fucking Bird") for taking a too-principled stand against electric lights. But there are hints of further dis-ease. In this spine-tingler from playwright Steve Yockey, Brenda Hendricks tries to repair a fractured relationship with her son Noah, who has hastily returned home from college following an act of vandalism. Magill sums the up the dynamic by affecting the posture of a felled tree, which is equally delightful. A strange cry in the night might elicit more chills than a knife-wielding psycho — merely because we can’t see or explain the mysterious noise. There’s a knocking at the door—but who’s knocking?

Nobody’s there. As the buyer, you should be aware of possible: “The Thrush & the Woodpecker” runs in rotating repertory with “Blackberry Winter,” another new work from Yockey about mothers and children. Thrush part #99919 sells for $45.

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A brief epilogue ties up the loose ends. How is thrush prevented? The patches stick to the mouth and tongue and cannot be easily wiped away. James is in Reykjavik for the Northern Lights, but they're not here. Discount does not apply to Bulk Orders, fulfillment products or products that begin with 030. Offer valid online at CafePress only, cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotions, and may change, be modified or canceled at any time without notice.

But there’s something about those birds, their odd calls echoing around the house coupled with that insistent knocking.

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To all outward appearances, she presents herself as an ordinary woman, the same age as his mother. How can vaginal yeast infections be prevented? This would be subjective depending on the woman, says Dr. It will interesting to see how “Blackberry Winter,” a tale of a daughter caring for her Alzheimer’s-afflicted mom, sits next to “The Thrush & the Woodpecker. The other problem is Butterfield. If there’s a specific crosspoint or junction that you want to visit, type in the address of the street or road and Moovit will help you plan your journey.

That is, neither fish nor fowl … just goat. According to wildbirds. Her son, Noah (a charmingly open-faced and utterly convincing Adam Magill), has unexpectedly returned from college, expelled for smashing all the street lights on campus. For tickets and information, call 415-798-2682 or visit CustomMade. Performances take place at:

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  • Brenda’s second husband has fled the coop for Alaska, “temporarily.
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” — is pitch-perfect. How to identify a vaginal yeast infection, to reduce the risk of recurrence, women should avoid practices that upset the natural bacterial balance in the vagina. It’s almost as if playwright Yockey has segued into a different manuscript that borrows from movies like The Birds and Cape Fear. You might describe the typical Steve Yockey play, including The Thrush and the Woodpecker currently in production at Actor’s Express through November 15, as follows:

For sure, Yockey understands the naturally occurring phenomenon of nagging moms and misunderstood children. Brenda returns from her errand and sends her son away. His mother explains, somewhat feebly, that it’s the sound of woodpeckers.

Kettrey’s Roisin is witchy, mysterious and very, very mean. 27 at The Custom Made Theatre Co. If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please contact us here to flag it for review. That accusation represents a bit of foreshadowing, and other clues exist, too, from the very beginning. Yockey started out as an intern at Actor’s Express in 2020, and the company produced his play Octopus in 2020. Or a fight at all, really. Both plays are part of the National New Play Network’s “rolling world premiere” program, meaning that there are multiple productions happening around the country this year.

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Instead he ventures into the 24-hour dark of the Icelandic winter and finds himself entangled with dangerous strangers, suspicious lovers, malevolent birds and the mysterious Huldufolk. The play begins with a family fight, between a mother and a son. He quickly and concisely provides a recognizable context for the audience. They aren’t narrated here in the same way, but the nagging juxtaposition of recorded media versus live performance remains. Both engaging and disturbing, THE THRUSH & THE WOODPECKER is a morality play with a fantastical twist.

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He’s a bit of a disappointment to his mom; but then we all know that we can be disappointments to family members, or the other way around. And she hangs out with Noah, waiting for his mother’s return. Medically fact-checked & written by our dental editorial team. Single mother Brenda (Stacy Ross, giving her usual edgy, emotionally full and elegantly crafted performance) is furious: Shipping time:

While comparisons with Hitchcock’s “The Birds” will surely be drawn here, Yockey, who now lives in Los Angeles, seems more preoccupied of late with exploding hyper-realistic forms and peopling his dark comedies with troubled characters who tread the line between the living and the dead. That’s the frequent frightening message from “The Thrush and the Woodpecker: Adam investigates to find the entire yard filled with woodpeckers, a strangely threatening sight. When a mysterious visitor arrives at their remote Northern California home bearing dangerous secrets from Brenda’s past, the three find themselves on a collision course with betrayal and revenge. That's your homework, not mine. At feeders they readily accept sunflower and safflower seeds, raw peanuts and shelled roasted peanuts, suet, and even fruit. But you won’t know it for the first half hour or so of this taut, intermission-less, 75-minute drama by Steve Yockey, a Custom Made Theatre Company “rolling” world premiere.

Both she and Magill could have overdone this first scene. Though she drives the change, it isn’t clear that all of the credit belongs to her. He opens it once but nobody’s standing on the other side. The dim lights and primitive soundtrack which accompany David Goodwin’s endearingly creepy animations in The Thrush and the Woodpecker (if that doesn’t make sense, think Tim Burton) and Worman’s exquisitely told story, are reminders that all storytelling is not created equal and in theater anything goes provided you have an artistic team that can make it work.

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You might in fact think it’s a mother-son relationship play, which it is, in part. While things start off in a reasonable manner, they’ll hardly wind up in the same mien. Returning home to his mother’s isolated house in the middle of nowhere, he finds her less than sympathetic. Maybe some hint here of Hendrik Ibsen—it certainly seems to be a family centered on social justice issues. Employing very different styles, they wit and parry, forcing you to switch allegiance and ponder the great mysteries of the soul. For best results, please make sure your browser is accepting cookies.

  • Between the cast and the inspired oddness of the script.
  • It’s a relentless exploration of our pasts; how they never truly leave us no matter how many “stories” we manufacture both for ourselves and for others.
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  • Every moment is engaging, the sudden animation in the windows is gripping, the stories of old times are horrifying, and we descend into a shocking pit of lies, deceptions, and family-fouling furies.
  • Challenges are thrown down, secrets revealed.
  • Horsepower is rarely without a cigar, but when he is, he has a "cigar replacement" - such as a candy cane for the holidays.
  • The next one, Blackberry Winter, is described as a “warm and gentle” story of a woman caring for a mother with Alzheimer’s.

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This is pretty much a standard Yockey opus. THE THRUSH & THE WOODPECKER is a RECIPIENT OF A GRANT FROM THE TACA DONNA WILHELM FAMILY NEW WORKS FUND. Yockey has written that rare thing:

The air begins to crackle as the play goes from Neil Simon to Neil LaBute, from “Who cares? They debate avidly and clinically—a joy to watch—with the two actors at the top of their game, both comic and tragic, exchanging jabs and jokes. Again, The Thrush and the Woodpecker is running in repertory with Blackberry Winter at Kitchen Dog Theater’s temporary residency at Undermain Theatre (3200 Main St.) Same playwright, same place (Undermain Theatre), same designers but different actors, different director. In an era when it’s increasingly difficult to do so, Yockey has connected to contemporary audiences with a distinctive style. The third player is Kathleen Wattis Kettrey who comes to visit as Roisin Danner.


Ward uses startling flashes of humor to accent the hidden depths of their involvement. We have violated some essential laws and a Descent of Woodpeckers are gathering on the lawn, on the roof. A couple have already passed, but catch a reading of Steve Yockey’s Mercury and Joanna Garner’s Knotted next Saturday and a reading of Matt Lyle’s Cedar Springs and J. It was an act of deep belief, he explains. Is this play a story of ghosts that need busting? Busch’s Noah — “I just wanted coffee! Martin (Van Quattro), a world-renowned architect at the height of his fame, confesses to his best friend (Jason Leyva) that he’s carrying on a romantic relationship with livestock.

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Is she a threat? That she might be playing three tiny aliens piloting a woman-shaped robot is at least a ballpark possibility. Is it a biblical ghost story about a young man who is besieged by our inhumanity to living things? It’s a breathtaking journey into how far humans will go for justice … if justice is indeed possible. And, most curious of all, woodpeckers have lately begun assailing the house. It’s that time. The reference to birds is a Yockey supernatural infusion designed to possibly help one rationalize some fairly irrational matters. Your current version of Internet Explorer is out of date.

Someone is going to come knocking, and they’ll want to get inside. It's good enough even if it's not firing on every cylinder. This ornithological thriller, a revenge tale, brings all three brilliant actors to the edges of sanity, and makes us ask what secrets out there might unhinge us?

Thank you for supporting real journalism. ” to “Who’s next? The image is a caricature of legendary hot rod guru Clay Smith (1915-1954), well known for his red hair. Noah, a senior in college, has just been expelled for vandalism. As soon as Noah enters the scene, an intermittent knocking starts at the front door. But it’s also a bit of a mystery for a while, and there’s even a quaint folk-tale element. There is something beyond the human in this story, as terrifying as Dracula, that is not quite fully explored in this production.