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the blue martin review 2003

NEW YORK:   A bright, boozy, clever comedy of errors, “The Blue Martini” will open a three-week run at the Under St. Marks Theater on October 30.  Performances are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through November 15.   A group of Chicago twenty-somethings struggling to figure out the meaning of love, sex and life. Alcohol assists […]

Spring and Jake Review

NEW YORK:   A couple of years ago, twentysomethings Jake and Spring were boyfriend and girlfriend.  Now they just have the occasional rendezvous they dubiously call “Funday.”  There’s nothing holding them together, and nothing holding them apart.  In the middle, they have guilt-free sex, deli breakfast sandwiches, and no strings attached— sort of.   “Spring and […]

The Blue Martini 2006 Review

  nytheatre Anthony Nelson · August 12, 2006 The Blue Martini is a clever, sharp, alcohol-soaked romantic comedy from the North Carolina based Kids With Guns troupe. From the opening scene, liquor permeates the evening, as the first thing we see is Shelly (a strong performance by Candace Thompson) passed out on the floor of […]

Michael Ferrell

Mike Ferrell

Michael Ferrell wrote The Blue Martini and Spring & Jake. He also played the role of JACK in 2003 and 2006 productions of The Blue Martini and played the role of JAKE in Spring & Jake.

Kristen Bedard

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The Blue Martini 2006 Review

Backstage Tom Penketh · August 18, 2006 The Blue Martini, a new play by Michael Ferrell, is a rare concoction: a work about 20-something relationships that sips more than it swills, with a wit and charm that leave you with a nice buzz for hours afterward. The setup: 24-year-old Shelly (Candace Thompson) is a Chicago […]

Michael Ferrell

Candace Thompson

The blue Martini Review

Select a review: Backstage / nytheatre.com Backstage Tom Penketh · August 18, 2006 The Blue Martini, a new play by Michael Ferrell, is a rare concoction: a work about 20-something relationships that sips more than it swills, with a wit and charm that leave you with a nice buzz for hours afterward. The setup: 24-year-old […]

What happened to Kids with Guns?

…and other Frequently Asked Questions! Question: Well, where did the Kids go? Answer: We’re right here! This summer, however, Mike and I decided to rename the company Firework Theater. Same great company. Brand new name! Question: Why the change? Answer: A couple reasons. First, we are addressing a gap between our name and our work […]