Thursday, May 19, 2011

Anomaly Supplemental: Slings and Arrows, Act II

 By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes...
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Hail, Anomalies and Singularities! The battle of the feed has been won, and we shall celebrate with part two of three of Anomaly Supplemental on "Slings and Arrows." If you have not seen season two yet, this is a warning that Sue and I go more in depth and spoilers do occur in this episode. If you have not seen season one yet, not only do spoilers occur for season's one and two, but you are missing out on some fantastic story-telling.

Here is a brief summary of the plot...

Season two of "Slings and Arrows" revisits the New Burbage Theatre Company and its eccentric Artistic Director, Geoffrey Tennant (Paul Gross). "Hamlet" is closing, and it's time to prepare for the next season. While Geoffrey already has something in mind, it seems that outside forces have other plans and he is given the task of directing Shakespeare's bloody and cursed classic many theatre vets call "The Scottish Play." Others may know it as... "Macbeth." (You have no idea how difficult it was for me to type that.) Due to the supernatural nature of the show and his own obsession with it, the ghostly Oliver (Stephen Ouimette) returns to haunt Geoffrey for the opportunity to collaborate on a project that is about to be overrun with big-headed actors, the worst advertising campaign in history, and romantic tension between Geoffrey and leading lady Ellen Fanshaw (Martha Burns).

In our last show notes entry, we encouraged you to send in comments about what you thought of "Slings and Arrows," and we are patiently awaiting your emails, mp3s, and voicemails to play for Anomaly Supplemental on "Slings and Arrows, Part III." Comments, mp3s, voicemails, and other forms of communication can be emailed to You can also contact our very own Google voicemail line at 248-419-GEEK (4335). Plus, you can let us and our Anomalous overlords what you think by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. We here at Anomaly and Anomaly Supplemental also accept other forms of feedback including blog comments, Tweets, and Facebook wall comments on Anomaly's fan page.

We hope that you have enjoyed the first two installments of Anomaly Supplemental on "Slings and Arrows" and that you will continue to listen for our upcoming episodes, two of which will be the conclusion to our epic "Slings and Arrows" podcast trilogy and a discussion on Jim Henson's "Labyrinth." And, of course, stay tuned for the next episode of the Anomaly Podcast featuring Jen and Angela.

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