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Cleveland Digs Darwinii

Posted in Performance, Press with tags , , , on March 11, 2011 by nightjarapothecary

The reviews are in, or out, but unanimous in the pointing of thumbs. Check it:


Darwinii is one of the most mesmerizing pieces of theater this town has seen in a decade….  See it. Be enlightened. Be frightened. And be delightened by a wholly original and profoundly funny journey to the center of your very own DNA.

The Plain Dealer –

the Wittiest

[Keyser] works this blood-red runway with the fierceness of Tyra Banks on meth…. Darwinii is an immediate contender for the title of Most Enjoyable and Engrossing 70 Minutes on Stage in 2011.

Scene Magazine


Darwinii runs through March 19th at Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave. Showtimes are 7:30pm (and 3:00pm Sunday March 13). *Please note, there is no late seating.

Tickets are $10-$25. Purchase online or call 216-631-2727 x501. Some shows are sold out.

Listen to an interview on WCPN’s Around Noon.


Open Mind Firmament: An Evening of W. B. Yeats

Posted in Performance, Press with tags , , on May 22, 2010 by nightjarapothecary

The Extra-Apothecary exploits of Mr. Keyser continue with Cleveland Public Theatre’s presentation of Open Mind Firmament through June 5, 2010.

Reviews: Cleveland Scene, Plain Dealer, Roy Berko

“Darwin’s Minstrel”

Posted in Performance, Press with tags , , , on November 24, 2009 by nightjarapothecary

In November 2009 The Scientist captured Erasmus Rasmussen alive on the streets of Philadelphia celebrating the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species. Have a gander:

Self-Portrait in Sullivan County

Posted in Press on November 6, 2009 by nightjarapothecary

photo: Ted Waddell (click for more photos)

Outside the Apothecary: The premiere of Mike Geither’s Self-Portrait at County Fair, directed by Brett Keyser, and featuring Ker Wells, Tannis Kowalchuk, Glenn Hall, and Sarah Dey Hirshan, plays at NACL (North American Cultural Laboratory) in Highland Lake, New York. October 2-11, 2009.

photo: Leni Santoro (click for more photos)


“…kept me mesmerized throughout, and the enthusiastic audience response confirmed that I was not alone… Emotional, visceral, unique and well crafted, this production has “wow” written all over it.” —Jonathan Fox, The River Reporter

“…one of a kind, unequaled and highly unusual.” —Cynthia O. Topps, The Times Herald-Record

“Bravo…” —Leni Santoro, The Catskill Chronicle

PW Picks Darwinii

Posted in Press with tags , , on September 5, 2009 by nightjarapothecary

The Philadelphia Weekly’s J. Cooper Robb picks “Eleven shows you can’t miss at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe”.

“The Fringe boasts plenty of alternative venues but few are as curious or fascinating as the American Philosophical Society. A majestic building boasting all manner of bizarre oddities, APS is hosting the world premiere of Darwinii: The Comeuppance of Man (Sept. 4-12 and Oct. 16-25). Penned by acclaimed playwright Glen Berger ( Underneath the Lintel ) the comic exploration of Darwinism stars Brett Keyser, who gave an impressive performance a few years back in the quirky sleeper hit Horribus! Horribus!”

…though we still call it Horridus! Horridus! Thanks for remembering, J.