WATCHING FIRE (Paul Leishman, 1995, Theatre)

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WATCHING FIRE (Paul Leishman, 1995, Theatre)

Postby Jox on 05 Jun 2017, 14:35

Since the movie section is mixed with movies, TV and other things, I'll add this here...

You know around or after his character roles in JOHNNY MNEMONIC and THE SHOOTER, Dolph got involved in theatre to work on his craft and performed a few one-act plays off-Broadway with Group of Eight and Ensemble Studio Theatre (he and Anette had moved to New York by that time I believe).

"Group Of Eight, the modest New York theatre company with which he's associated, is central to his image rebuilding. The company recently mounted a double bill featuring Lundgren in two contrasting roles -- as a comic, hard-working husband and as a death-row prisoner.

'I'm doing it for my craft. I want a better understanding of dramatic material, of how to make a situation work and make it interesting for an audience. If I manage to make a transition to character-driven roles, even though they may have a lot of action in them, I'll still know what I'm doing.' "

- from "Smart guy Lundgren battles Hollywood stereotype", Calgary Herald, Southam News, 3 December 1995


WATCHING FIRE, written by Jonathan Tindle, is a play that he performed in February/March 1995 about "a man on death row talking about his life and philosophy" .
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/ ... -children/


This pic was posted on Corbis mistakingly as "Force Majeure" (which was the follow up play in the program, not with Dolph) but it is from the "Watching Fire" rehearsals:

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Re: WATCHING FIRE (1995, theatre play)

Postby TEMIRLAN on 05 Jun 2017, 15:21

interesting.
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Re: WATCHING FIRE (1995, theatre play)

Postby Scifibuff5 on 05 Jun 2017, 23:58

You learn something everyday so very groovy.
"No, I haven't seen any of [the new 'Punisher' movies]," - Dolph in 2009 MTV News Interview
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Re: WATCHING FIRE (Paul Leishman, 1995, Theatre)

Postby Jox on 09 Jun 2017, 12:38

From the program of the show (4 one-act plays by two members of Group of Eight company Dolph was part of):

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The Off-Off-Broadway show was called "ANOTHER OCTOPUS" because they had done a previous performance under the name "THIS IS AN OCTOPUS"...
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