Hole in One

Nighthawks, that famous Edward Hopper painting depicting a mostly empty, big city street-corner diner, has inspired songs, short stories, and now a play. Alan Austin’s Podski’s Hole imagines the possibilities in pairing a real-life Average Joe with the characters from a renowned painting, who’ve magically escaped its canvas and are sampling the real world. The play (teased with a promising “contains mature content” tag by its producers) is partly inspired by the teachings of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and, one presumes, a solid staging by this consistent company.

Directed by Austin, the production -- which is making its debut at Theatre Artists Studio -- stars Greg Lutz and Chris Daly.

Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: June 17. Continues through June 27, 2010
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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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