So what’s The Good News? Artistic, thought-provoking, intelligent, visceral; human. Anything that makes me think is a positive experience in my book. The Good News is the latest stageplay from Darkroom Productions in Vallejo. Written and directed by Jon Tracy, this Equity-approved project’s synopsis is: What is The Good News? Who are these people entering a dilapidated apartment complex? Why does no one leave? Where are they? What will come of this? It takes place on a Monday, and it is dark. The rest is reserved for the stage.
“[The] Good News is a microcosmic example of the chaos of our mediated society,” writes Jim Strope of the SF Community Theater Examiner. “The play tantalized the audience with its mystery. The acting was physical and the plentiful pushing and grabbing and assaulting was punctuated by gunfire.” There were some very loud noises and mature themes displayed in this play. Proceed with caution.
The entire experience was incredibly intimate. On an 8 x 10 foot space, the audience sat up close and personal, right there on the stage with the actors. The stage curtain closed to enclose an entirely new theatrical environment at the Fetterly Theater. The set was constructed of doors and windows which was just incredibly artistic. It added such a mystery to the disconnected play. When asked why this play isn’t on the biggest stages in San Francisco, Jon Tracy responds, “It’s not ready … yet.” Despite the serious subject matter, aside from a few lighthearted laughs, it was quite refreshing to see something this inventive in Vallejo. More, more, more!
Only two days remain: This Friday and Saturday night. And seating is LIMITED! So don’t miss out. “I’m going to keep my eye on Darkroom Productions,” says Strope. “They are dangerous people. Their bold assault on traditional narrative creates an apt portrait of contemporary life.”
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