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The rainpan 43 Festival @ Studio

Trey Leyford and Geoff Sobelle are rainpain 45

Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle, talking with their mouths full in all wear bowlers.

Being that I am a former Studio Theatre employee — more than that, being that I can in one way or another trace nearly all of the very good things that have happened to me over the last three years back to another of my former employers’ sold-out engagement of Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants in May-June 2005 at yes, the Studio Theatre — I haven’t avoided writing about Studio shows, but I haven’t really pursued the opportunity, either.

But Miss Crooks, foremost among those very good things I just mentioned, happened to catch all the first of the three shows that comprise Studio’s rainpan 43 Festival, all wear bowlers, Tuesday night, and she came home raving about it. Twenty-four hours later, I was raving about it too.

Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle, the two halves of rainpan 43, previously staged all wear bowlers in New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe, but the other two shows they’ve brought to Studio, Amnesia Curiosa and machines machines machines machines machines machines machines, are, respectively, being workshopped and brand-new. Can’t wait to see ’em.

My 15 minutes have arrived.


Dig this. I’m famous.

Well, no. But it’s nice to get some props from the esteemed Mr. J. Freedom du Lac. Even if he doesn’t understand my enduring love for The Avengers, the greatest television show of all time.