Saturday, April 21, 2012

Playing Around

 A little background more information about If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet.

The play debut at the Bush Theater in London  from October 17-November 21, 2009, and won rave reviews.  The play won Nick Payne the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright 2009.

 School's tough enough, and harder when you're overweight.  Add your mom's a teacher, it's hell.  Then your Dad's obsessed with saving the world and your  uncle camping out on the couch. 

So when Anna hits back at the bullies, she finds herself suspended from school and stuck at home with  her hapless uncle trying to save her. But he needs saving himself, and as the bond between the two deepens, Anna finds herself swept up in a friendship she can't live without.

With the play to coming to the US it looks like there will be a few revisions for American audiences.  But will be Jake be hanging out on the couch in his boxers like the original?

Nick and the cast went to a road trip to get a feel for the play during rehearsals and little insight on a guy like Uncle Terry.

And here is a little peek of the technical rehearsals from the play's debut run.


yesterday's Ted said...

Dear Ted:
Can anyone be bought like reporters/bloggers, photographers/autohounds or even fans by a celeb's PR team—if they "saw" something they shouldn't have?

Dear Are You Kidding?
Yes. And it's happened with many stars, including our beloved and scandalous Cruella St. Shackles.

Special K said...

Sorry Spin

You forget - you were baiting. So they're gone.

prairiegirl said...

Listening to the sounds of baseball while enjoying an April breeze sounds like heaven to me, Special. A great Saturday afternoon.

Am I reading in some places that there are some nekky Zac-y scenes in The Lucky One, hmmmm??? Am I going to need to issue an APB for screencaps??? When do screencaps become available after the release of a movie?? If anyone hears of any, whenever that time comes, let me know please!!! I will go seek them out.

Well, I'm off to go meet up with some friends at......Oklahoma Joe's!!!!! Can you say BBQ???? Looooove the Oklahoma Joe's.

Special K said...

Congrats Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox for pitching a perfect game!

Special K said...

Interesting article in the LA Times about LOL: The Movie.

"LOL" was supposed to represent a big step for Miley Cyrus' movie career as she attempts to mature beyond her saccharine sweet image as Disney's Hannah Montana. Instead, it has turned into a tough lesson about how quickly a Hollywood studio can fall out of love with a movie.

...Lionsgate executives were not confident that they could successfully sell the picture, which centers on Cyrus' character, named Lola, but features a series of interwoven tales involving teenagers. It lacks the obvious marketing hook of high-profile films like "Hunger Games" and the upcoming adaptation of the bestselling pregnancy book "What to Expect When You're Expecting."

Azuelos said she was told by Lionsgate executives that they couldn't give "LOL" the proper attention until after "Hunger Games." "They couldn’t take care of my movie, and I waited in line," the director said, sounding frustrated.

In fact, "LOL" would likely have gone direct to DVD, the knowledgeable people said, but Mandate's contracts with foreign distributors contained a provision that the movie must be shown domestically in at least 100 theaters. As a result, the studio has very quietly decided to release "LOL" in seven cities on May 4, the same day as the sure-to-be blockbuster "Avengers," which is expected to open to more than $100 million.

Lionsgate set the May 4 date recently without making any formal announcement and has apparently planned to do no publicity.

In a sign of how low a priority "LOL" is at Lionsgate, its marketing is being handled by the studio's home entertainment division, not its theatrical marketing team, which typically oversees any release going to theaters.

A studio spokeswoman said that Cyrus was not available to discuss "LOL" due to her schedule. On her Twitter page, the actress has within the last weeks written about spending her time obsessively watching the television show “Prison Break,” eating walnuts, and walking her dog. This week, she also thanked her fans for promoting "LOL."

read the rest here:
LA Times

sass said...

Not me!! And why post here a fake me post. Pissed at me cause I post here. Bugger Off!

Special K said...

Hi Sass! It looks like you are in the impersonated club with other OMGers. No worries. Stay Strong.

pats said...

Sass, what are you talking about?

Jersey Tom said...

Jake loves Reese Withoutherspoon:=)

Coachella said...

LML ‏ @LMLheartsLA
@AUS10NICHOLS I didn't know you were the tall man in front of me during Bon Iver and Radiohead till my friend told me at Coachella. Cheers.
18 April

Modus operandi said...

^ Obviously fake, she tweets at every celeb she can. Try again PR.

;) said...

@11:19 AM you wish ;)

kate alison ‏ @katyalison
@AUS10NICHOLS just saw Gary Clark Jr at @coachella thx for the recommendation!!

sorry smiley said...

Austin tweeted Gary Clark Jr. months ago.

Feb 17
My old friend from Austin, TX, Gary Clark Jr, is ripping LA to shreds right now on KCRW.!/AUS10NICHOLS/status/170587753149509632

poor smiley said...

Try again WFT troll :)

Starve the Attention Seeker said...

do not feed the troll please

do not feed the troll please

do not feed the troll please

sass said...

Special K, :lol I will stay strong. And, besides staying strong, I'm just not as sweet as I used to be.

I do love that line, spoken by Shirley Maclaine's character in "Steel Magnolias, a movie in which even Julia Roberts wasn't that bad, though put to shame by that fabulous cast.

No one is young forever said...

From an office internet email.

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.

Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital. One nurse took her copy to Alberta.

The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas edition of the News Magazine of the St. Louis Association for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this little old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.

Poem to follow.

No one is young forever cont. said...

Crabby Old Man

What do you see nurses? . . . .. .
What do you see?
What are you thinking . ... ...
when you're looking at me?
A crabby old man . .. . .. . not very wise,
Uncertain of habit . . . . . with faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food . . . . . and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice . . . 'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice ..... .. . the things that you do.
And forever is losing .. . . . . A sock or shoe?

Who, resisting or not .. . . . . lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding . . . . . The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking? . .. Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse . . . . you're not looking at me..

I'll tell you who I am. . . .. . . As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, . . . . . as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten . . .. with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters . . . . .. who love one another.

A young boy of Sixteen . . . . with wings on his feet.
Dreaming that soon now . . . . . a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty . . . . . my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows . . . . . that I promised to keep.

At Twenty-Five, now . .. .. .... . I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . . ... And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty . . . .
My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . . .. . With ties that should last.

At Forty, my young sons . . . . . have grown and are gone,
But my woman's beside me . . . .. to see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more, babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . .. My loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me . . .. . . my wife is now dead.
I look at the future . . . . . shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing . .. young of their own.
And I think of the years .... . . and the love that I've known.

I'm now an old man . . . ... ... and nature is cruel.
'Tis jest to make old age . . . . look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles . . . . . grace and vigor, depart.
There is now a stone . . . . where I once had a heart.

But inside this old carcass . . . a young guy still dwells,
And now and again .. . . . . my battered heart swells.
I remember the joys . . . . . I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living . . . .. . life over again.

I think of the years, all too few . .. . . . gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . .. . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people .. . ... . . open and see.
Not a crabby old man . .. . Look closer . . . see ME!!

Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within.

We will all, one day, be there, too!

Benjamin Bottom said...

WOW! very very very beautiful and sad and still beautiful thanks.

Jersey Tom said...

Thanks for the poem. Very beautiful.

My feeling about Austin being at Coachella. We would have seen a million pics. Anyone got one that they can prove he was there this year.

Jersey Tom said...

Good night Mr.Crosby :-)

Jersey Tom said...

GO FLYERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jersey Tom said...

Mr. Thomas doesn't like our President. Hopefully Mr. Thomas gets to home home tonight. Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo