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Theatre Tailgate #2 at “Circle Mirror Transformation”

Theatre Tailgate #2 at “Circle Mirror Transformation”

Brian Feldman Projects

March 18, 2011

105 S Magnolia Ave

Orlando, FL 32801</strong>

Spring is here, but the pollen hasn’t left yet. On a warm breezy evening, Brian Feldman brings out his cooler and set up shop in front of Mad Cow Theatre for tonight’s opening of “Circle Mirror Transformation,” an award winning play by up and coming writer Annie Baker. Feldman only does these tailgates for world and regional premiers, and it seems odd this is the first Orlando premier since last fall’s “The 39 Steps.” I had to pick up some camp chairs for the tailgate, my old Fringe one had fallen apart beyond repair. As we walked past the homeless and the sports bar patrons drinking beer and counting to sixteen, we found Orange Country arts administrator Terry Olson and local radio host Jeremy Seghers chatting with Feldman. The preshow camaraderie extended to cheering the arriving actors, and when one showed up for Mad Cows other show “Freud’s Last Session” we debated, but cheered anyway.

“Brian Feldman scans the script for typos.”

As people walked by they asked if we were protesting (no) or camping (no) or just blocking the sidewalk (yes). Feldman discussed potential future projects (off the record, he never knows what will pan out), Mr. Olson commented on his daughters upcoming class trip, and I tried to get Feldman’s Fringe plans so I could coordinate for my own upcoming project. Always the considerate host, Feldman brought some snacks to nosh on – Samosas, Pellegrino water complete with colorful bendy straws, and some odd looking sushi. Veggie puffs we passed around, early patrons tripped over us, and I wondered if the OPD would hassle us. Nothing awful happened, and soon we packed up, got out tickets, and saw the show. This is great fun if you don’t have to battle I-4 and grab dinner.

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