People have been whispering about actor Greg Lutzs upcoming directorial debut. Seems Lutz has cast fellow actor Neil Cohen, whos typically found emoting on stage in an evening gown (and occasionally a gingham dirndl), as a man in iTheatre Collaboratives Eat the Taste. Whats more, word on the street has it that Lutz has la Cohen pinned beneath erstwhile punk-rock star (and former New Times staffer) Robert X. Planet. Can it be true?
The Pirandellian play by Tony-winning Urinetown author Greg Kotis is about, well, Greg Kotis -- or at least a parallel-universe Greg Kotis whos kidnapped by government agents and made to write a one-man musical about and starring former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. When Kotis wrote Eat the Taste in 2004, he set it in a post-Bush-administration future at which weve nearly arrived. Scary.