BWW Reviews: WHOLLY BRIEF! BATMAN, Thankfully Does Not Contain Briefs

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BWW Reviews: WHOLLY BRIEF! BATMAN, Thankfully Does Not Contain Briefs
Ian Price Taylor and Cole Niblett
Photo taken by Paul Budge Photography

Chaotic Acts of Theatre (CAT) has done it again. They are becoming quite deft at putting together a parody of a geek genre with countless nods to other fandoms in a short period of time. This show was WHOLLY BRIEF! BATMAN: THIS IS THE PARODY THIS CITY DESERVES and was presented in partnership with the Ada Community Library in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman.

This particular production was all 8 Batman movies in 45 minutes. Two actors: one lucky one who played Batman [Ian Price Taylor] while the other [Cole Niblett] played all the other characters. These poor actors put themselves through the ropes. They are so drained of energy by the time they are finished - but if you look at them closely, you will see they are high on the joy they bring to their audience.

I don't think there was a period of more than 2 minutes that went by where the audience didn't laugh, chuckle, chortle, or snicker (with one or two moans thrown in too boot). It was such a fun afternoon.

If you see that the CAT is doing a performance of a farce (the actors are good so a straight show would probably be fabulous as well) but especially a farce right now, be sure to grab up some tickets (they are pay what you can in most venues), you will not be upset you did.

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Teresa Rodrick My name is Teresa Rodrick, I was born in Edmonds, Washington - grew up in Mountlake Terrace (WA), married a man from Everett (WA) and my folks moved to Lake Stevens (WA). So when asked, I say I am from the Seattle Area. Way back when I was in high school, I was given lines to perform to open a play (I was a choir girl) and I still remember a part of the line: “No one stopped to give him gladsome looks.” I was then in two other plays. From there I married my husband in June 1990. He was military and we moved around a bit. Our children were born during this time. We lived in England for 2 years, Germany for 6 years and moved to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, I decided I had put my own career off long enough and started going to Palo Alto Community College. I got my Associates Degree in Drama in May 2005. From San Antonio, we moved back to England for just over 3 years. I did one stint in community theatre there. From there we moved to Boise, Idaho. I received my Bachelors in Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Secondary Education in May 2012 from Boise State University.


 
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