FRIENDS OF RLTP SPONSORSHIP VIDEO
Thanks to your support our last season was HUGE! I mean, ALEC BALDWIN reading David Mamets SPEED-THE-PLOW?! A smash-hit, Artie Award winning production of Arthur Millers THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK?! It was a season to beat. And now, were getting ready to do just that.
Your belief in RLTP has allowed us to take giant steps forward—and for the 2009-’10 season were bringing Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning playwright EDWARD ALBEE to Buffalo to support our production of his play THE GOAT; OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? And were producing the WNY premier of A.R. Gurneys new play A LIGHT LUNCH!
We know what you’re saying That’s great! Can I provide support in any way to help insure the bright future of RLTP? Yes you can.
We’re asking all our friends to consider making a $10 donation to RLTP to become part of our 2009-2010 Friends of RLTP Season Sponsorship. This is a grassroots effort that is all about you, the friend, supporter, and fan of RLTP. Your much appreciated donation is a vote for high quality original theatre in Buffalo.
Please Click Below to Make a Donation OR send your check to:
Road Less Traveled Productions Ltd
55 Harper Rd
Amherst, NY 14226
Its safe and easy. AND, your name will be listed in our program as part of this special sponsorship. Let everyone know that you believe in RLTP! C’mon, this video is worth $10 alone. But seriously, RLTP appreciates any support you can provide. Thanks for your help!
Literary Director/Resident Playwright
Congrats to Road Less Traveled Productions on a very, very successful fundraiser Saturday night! And thank you to my friend Jen for bringing me in this loop to begin with. FANTASTIC group of talented people. Buffalo is a lucky place.
So how was the evening with Alec Baldwin? OUTSTANDING of course! The reading of Speed the Plow was so good. So good. Sooo good! I very much enjoyed the part played by Brian Mysliwy and thought he worked so well against Alec Baldwin, who was outstanding.
At the end of the reading, Alec came through for RLTP by well, being himself and announcing the upcoming 2009-2010 season on stage. Loved it.
I walked in with my fabulous date Marina at 6:30 just feet behind Mr. Baldwin and Mr. Behrend. I shook hands with Scott and stood around the check in table in the company of greatness but felt entirely too awkward to interrupt, I mean he JUST WALKED IN THE ROOM. And everyone was looking…and well, I thought I was being respectful and knew I would have a chance later in the evening. Drinks. Laughter. Food. A GORGEOUS VENUE: Burchfield Penney I have to get myself there pronto! The night just kept ticking by…
A line formed down the center of the room where everyone was waiting to take their click click photo with Mr. Baldwin. I did not stand in this line. (In retrospect, stupid ass…but anyhow…) I was chatting and enjoying the evening. Mr. Baldwin did come toward the back of the room where we were at the end of the night to grab a few bites to eat. Of course people were still trying to come up to him and it was OBVIOUS that the poor man just wanted to eat. And then, he was whisked backstage.
And that was that.
Oh well, what’s a photo anyhow?
So because I allthingsjennifer treated Alec Baldwin with respect of a normal person instead of a celebrity, I will have to deal with photoshop instead.
The evening was fantastic and a HUGE success for RLTP. And that makes me happy.
A great review in the Buffalo News can be found here.
It’s been a good weekend for Scott Behrend.
The artistic director of Road Less Traveled Productions pulled off one of the more memorable theatrical experiences of the last year on Saturday when he hosted a staged reading of David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow,” featuring none other than “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin. The event, which played to a near-capacity crowd at Buffalo State College’s Rockwell Hall, was an evidently successful fundraiser for the young and growing local theater company.
Last night I left work and made it “home” to the burbs, walked in the door and was soooo tired and gloomy.
I LOVED it. I mean lovedlovedloved 5 stars out of 5 loved this production.
Loved the first play, loved the second and loved the third.
Loved the intertwining story lines, the sentiments, the heartache, the reality and the commonality of it all.
So many lines linger in my head and went straight to my heart.
I have a feeling I’ll be seeing this show again. And YOU should see it too.
In the first two plays, the enormously talented leading actresses, Lisa Vitrano and Kristen Tripp-Kelley, switch roles every other night. I was captivated watching one person deliver every line while watching two people tell the story and look forward to seeing the opposite portrayal of each character.
And the 3rd play? The Elliptical by Jon Elston.
Funny. Real. Warm. Sad. Heartbreaking. Tormenting. Honest.
And so well casted with Todd Benzin, Kelly Meg Brennan, and Bonnie Jean Taylor in each of their roles.
I was really impressed. Rachel and I found ourselves wondering why on earth, when there is so much talent in WNY, do we NOT go to the theater more often? Oh yeah, that’s gonna change.
Thank you JKG and Scott!
Anyone out there want to come with when I see this performance again?