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Parallel Exit – “The Final Reel”

The Final Reel is inspired by the iconic films Sherlock Jr and The Purple Rose of Cairo. An eccentric historian discovers the holy grail of silent films: the final reel of a forgotten classic thought to be lost to history. As he presents the film for the first time in a hundred years, his bumbling assistant accidentally steps into the movie and falls in love with the heroine. The two-love birds step back into the modern world and the heroine is left to make a fateful decision – one that changes every night of performance with the help of the audience.

Concept by Mike Dobson, Joel JeskeMark Lonerganand Scott McCord

Directed by Mark Lonergan

Scenic and lighting design by Maruti Evans

Costumes by Oana Botez

Projections by Daniel Vatsky

Original Musical Score by Ben Model

Stage Manager: Angela Perez

Performed by Darien Crago, Shereen Hickman, Harold Moeller, Scott McCordand Peter Michael Marino.

It was a delightful, comical and well-produced show! Produced in association with City Tech TheaterWorks. Here are a few still photographs I was able to capture while really enjoying the show.

The show is over but hopefully it will come back to be performed again!

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Director Jon Stancato and Actor Dave Droxler

The current production of The Stolen Chair Theatre Company is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's THE MAN WHO LAUGHS. The production is running from Jan 31st to Feb 24th at the Urban Stages. I interviewed the director Jon Stancato and the lead actor Dave Droxler after the show. Jon talks about the inspiration for and process of directing this play and Dave discusses some of his training for the show and a few of the people that were instrumental in inspiring him to delve into silent films and silent acting.
The play is staged as a 'silent film' with live piano and title projections. No words are spoken during the performance but it is a delightful experience due to the talent of the actors, director and the ensemble that made it all happen. The adaptation is by Kiran Rikhye. The original score was by Eugene Ma.
Interview originally appeared @
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