Posted by tracey on:
Someone should have told Tom Hinshaw that when he signed up for Genesis West's newest production Curse of the Starving Class. Upstaged by Poesy the lamb during a monologue, it was easy to lose the thread of his rambling as Weston in this excellent production.
If you don't already know, Genesis West is a homegrown theater company, headed by Maurice Lord. Not only that, but Maurie is dedicated to producing the work of contemporary playwrights - Sam Shepard, Caryl Churchill, and my favorite, Martin McDonagh (writer of the film In Bruges too).
Working with local talent, Genesis West always produces interesting, thought-provoking work. This is not some one-night-only traveling show, flying through Santa Barbara on its way to Los Angeles or San Francisco. Genesis West productions are homegrown in the best sense of the word - nurtured in Santa Barbara's theater community, local, and satisfyingly good. (And it's not just me, they've won a bunch on Indie awards too!)
If you can, there's one more weekend to catch the show at Center Stage Theater.
Last but not least, volunteer or donate HERE
Poesy needs some green....