Amazon had a sale on Breaking Bad, which I've never seen but heard plenty about, so I got five seasons for a song. Plus, Sleepwalk with Me, Happythankyoumoreplease, and Valhalla Rising.
Théâtre de la Cigogne (Theater of the Stork) troupe/project, and written specifically for them by a up and coming writer, Montreal's Mathieu Héroux. At least I hope he up-and-comes (ooh, didn't mean for that to sound so dirty) because I liked the text a great deal. The play is about a young man whose sisters send out into the world to find love, or at least, a girl to marry, so they can have their inheritance. The two actresses also play all the ladies he meets (and one man), and hilariously so. Great comic characters in a comic book world (which is the sense the four-color sets, costumes and props give off) brightening up a script that often plunges into poetry. They're given to telling stories, imagining futures, presents and pasts, and narrating their own point of view. For Paul, the sea is a world that forces him to sink or swim, in which he may be lost or might just carry him to better shores. On a pendulum swinging between elevated metaphor and down-to-earth comedy, Paul et la mer left me hungry for more from this writer and what I consider three of the best drama students to graduate from the local university in the last few years. And I'm not just saying that because they're friends of mine. They know me for my brutal honesty. Thanks for the show, guys!
Hyperion to a Satyr posts this week:
IV.v. Laertes' Return - Kline '90
Your Daily Splash Page this week features a splash from every DC title, alphabetically, from Resurrection Man to Saga of the Swamp Thing.