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Buster Keaton Takes A Wal

The Milk Can Theatre Company presents Impossible Lorca: A Theatrical Hat-Trick, a playreading of three short works by Federico Garcia Lorca, translated by Caridad Svich, at the Michael Weller Theatre on the 6 Mar 2006.

Impossible Lorca: A Theatrical Hat-Trick is three 'miniatures' belonging to a collection of work which Lorca himself termed as 'impossible theatre.' A world where gravity is non-essential, stage directions seem unrealizable on the stage, where plot does not exist and raw, naked emotion is the only thing you can trust.

Buster Keaton Takes A Wal
Buster Keaton appears, as it would seem, on screen. Yet, he doesn't belong in the world that Lorca has created for him. He is tragically flawed, misunderstood and misunderstanding in the cinematic American landscape moving on the screen behind him.

Henry ambivalently prepares to leave his wife and children to go on a business trip. His children spend their last few minutes with him requesting souvenirs, creating a conflict of material want and emotional desire and fulfillment, while his wife laments the solitary life she now is forced to live.

The Maiden, The Sailor and The Student
A portrait of the doomed love between a young Maiden, hungry for love, and two of her suitors. Ultimately, when given the opportunity to lose herself to one of the men, she realizes it can never be.

Impossible Lorca: A Theatrical Hat-Trick's cast, directed by Melissa Fendell, features Jeanne Harris, Sarah Lemp, Casey McClellan, Jennifer Perrotta, Larry Pontius, and Jordon Zolan.

The playreading of Impossible Lorca: A Theatrical Hat-Trick is produced by The Milk Can Theatre Company as part of their reading series 'Scene Herd Uddered'.

'Scene Herd Uddered' playreadings are not actors sitting in chairs simply reading a script. Instead, each presentation is the culmination of seven weeks of intense developmental work.

The Milk Can Theatre Company give a team � composed of a playwright, a director and a group of actors � a budget, rented space in which to show their work, a stage manager, publicity, and a support staff of dramaturgs.

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