Author Archive for Brett Abelman

Hip Shot: Crime Buster Blast-Off 3000

Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 20, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 11:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 12:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 5:00 p.m.
They Say: "By hogging out on the very makeup of the digital universe, the Porker Chomper has struck a sharp chord with Buster Blast, Earth’s last remaining rock band and its true [...]

Hip Shot: Urban Legends

The Mountain
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 20, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 2:15 p.m.
They Say: "Urban Legends is a slightly warped tale that loves to celebrate crazy contemporary legends. Student written and performed, the play focuses on a series of stories that will make your skin crawl and think twice about [...]

Hip Shot: Misconception: The Lost Gospel of Christmas

Studio Theatre – Stage 4

Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 16, 9 p.m.
Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 4:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 4:30 p.m.
They Say: "Mary has a problem: She's pregnant and no one believes Jehovah popped her celestial cherry. Her husband, Joseph, receives a serious beat-down from Three Wise Men convinced they are [...]

Hip Shot: McPherson Madness

Studio Theatre – Stage 4
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 19, 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 6:30 p.m.
They Say: "Dreama’s struggles as an Occupyer and mother reveal the life of an unusual activist and the intricacies of a tent city. With a major protest looming, troubles at camp and a child, Dreama must decide where [...]

Hip Shot: R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)

The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 14, 11 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 10:45 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 11:30 p.m.
They Say: "A play from the past, about the future. Rossum invents robots to do mankind's bidding. The robot business is booming until Helena, a robot activist, interferes. When the robots [...]

Hip Shot: Mme. Macbeth

Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 14, 9:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 12:15 a.m.
Sunday, July 21, 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 12:30 p.m.
They say: "Imagine a world where women are kings, warriors and murderers, while men are witches and gentlewomen. This is the world of Mme. Macbeth. Macbeth is a woman. Lady Macbeth is a man. [...]

Hip Shot: Redial

Fort Fringe – The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 26, 7:00 p.m.
They say: "If you don't have Morgan Freeman to narrate it, the story of your life is told through your conversations with your friends and family. Redial is the story of four aspiring actresses in New York told through phone conversations."
Brett's Take:
SCENE: You're sitting at [...]

Hip Shot: Children in the Mist

GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square
Remaining Performances:
Jul 21st 2:00 PM
They say: A man and his son are trapped in a small town grocery store surrounded by a supernatural mist. Is the danger to be found with the creatures outside or the people within?
Brett's Take: It's not that The Mist, the short story by Stephen King [...]

Hip Shot: Planet Egg

Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 19th, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 20th, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 21st, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 26th, 10:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 28th, 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 29th, 4:30 p.m.
They say: "Tiny puppets made of vegetables and stereo parts make their film debut- live onstage, before your eyes! Witness the spectacle of Planet Egg: crash-landings, cultural misunderstandings, murder, romance, [...]

Hip Shot: The Post Reality Show: Talk Media!

Remaining Performances:
Wednesday, July 18, 10 p.m.
Thursday, July 19, 10 p.m.
Friday, July 20, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24, 10 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25, 10 p.m.
Thursday, July 26, 10 p.m.
Friday, July 27, 10 p.m.
They say: "Presented live over the Net from Randall Packer's underground studio bunker in Washington, DC.  With a provocative lineup of savvy media types, the show [...]