Alex Dremann’s “The Physics of Now” featured unnervingly helpful(?) time-travel warnings. Scott Mullen’s “Cow” seemed more about bananas than the Cow… and super-heroines were involved. Jack Karp’s "Superiority Complex” was my favorite, with a neurotic Superman under the care of his wonderfully bizarre psychiatrist (Steve Ledyard) whose reactions to his patient were priceless. John Weagley’s “Betrayal Among the Grinning Gators” did a fun take on a couple’s impassioned preoccupation with a video game and the nature of betrayal. Terry Palczewski’s “What We Do” offered a nuanced “job interview” competition clashing gamer with nerd, with a Goth Girl caught between.
Directors Jeff Croff and Nicole Cline have led a talented group of actors, each taking multiple roles: Jennifer Lowe, Rebecca Williams, Storm Boyer, Ben Guenther, and Richard Kopitsch, as well as the aforementioned, hilarious Steve Ledyard.
Ixion Theatre has obviously found a way to cast a wide net in soliciting scripts for its last-show-of-the-season themed-short-script collection. Only one of the Geeked authors, Terry Palczewski, is from the Lansing area. The others have more far flung resumés and awards.
And the tradition continues:
PLAYWRIGHTS are encouraged to come up with no-more-than-15-page scripts on FEARS AND PHOBIAS for next season, each with no more than four actors, a simple or abstracted setting, to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with only the first initial and last name of the author and no bios included. Deadline 5pm September 30, 2017.
GEEKED repeats tomorrow (Sunday) at 7 and next Saturday 8pm and Sunday 7pm at the Robin Theatre 1105 S. Washington in Reo Town. $15 at the door; general seating, so get there early for best seats — and speaking of seats the chairs are hard, so bringing a cushion is not a bad idea — even though this fun-fest is not a long sitting: only about an hour and 15 minutes, without intermission.