Mike Brooks http://wfpl.org en REVIEW: Silence Is Golden in [502]'s 'The Aliens' http://wfpl.org/post/review-silence-golden-502s-aliens <p><a href="http://theatre502.org/thealiens.html">Theatre [502] </a>closes its season with another successful production of a relevant and recent award-winning play. Annie Baker's “The Aliens” (2010 Obie Award for best new American play) is a love letter to the fragility of chosen families and the gentle geniuses our fast-paced society quietly leaves behind. Delicately understated performances by the three actors and careful direction by co-artistic director Mike Brooks make this hushed beauty an unlikely exclamation point on the end of the new company's second season.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 1926 at http://wfpl.org REVIEW: Silence Is Golden in [502]'s 'The Aliens' Beckett Meets Bukowski in Theatre [502] Season Closer http://wfpl.org/post/beckett-meets-bukowski-theatre-502-season-closer <p>Theatre [502] closes its second season with Annie Baker’s “The Aliens,” an Obie Award-winning play about three misfits who bond behind a Vermont coffee shop.</p><p><a href="http://theatre502.org/thealiens.html">“The Aliens” opens Friday</a> in the Victor Jory Theatre at Actors Theatre of Louisville and runs through Oct. 13.</p><p>Theatre [502] co-artistic director Mike Brooks says when he read “The Aliens" two years ago, it jumped to the top of the company’s “must-produce” pile.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:15:00 +0000 Erin Keane 1898 at http://wfpl.org Beckett Meets Bukowski in Theatre [502] Season Closer Review: 'Gruesome Playground Injuries' http://wfpl.org/post/review-gruesome-playground-injuries <p></p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 1218 at http://wfpl.org Review: 'Gruesome Playground Injuries' Love Written in the Scars: 'Gruesome Playground Injuries' Opens Friday http://wfpl.org/post/love-written-scars-gruesome-playground-injuries-opens-friday <p>Love hurts. It also bleeds, scars and sometimes needs a trip to the emergency room.&nbsp;</p><p>Theatre [502] continues its second season this week with&nbsp;Rajiv&nbsp;Joseph&rsquo;s &ldquo;Gruesome Playground Injuries.&rdquo; Leah Roberts and company&nbsp;co-artistic director Mike Brooks will play Kayleen and Doug, two accident-prone lovers who trace their 30-year relationship from the schoolyard to adulthood, beginning at age 8.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:20:31 +0000 Erin Keane 1166 at http://wfpl.org Love Written in the Scars: 'Gruesome Playground Injuries' Opens Friday