Renato Biribin, Jr. and Terrance C. Jones in Bail Me Out
Structure-wise, “Bail Me Out”, written by Renato Biribin, Jr. and directed by Joshua Fardon for the Hudson Guild Theatre, does something barely noticeable but nonetheless nifty.
In each scene change of this story of an average Joe (Biribin), the owner of a tire shop in a small town in New Jersey, the subsequent scene begins before the prior one ends. One narrative blends into another, one revelation is enhanced, undercut, and/or elaborated by what went just before. This lends the production a flow, a cadence that reflects the life of someone who hasn’t left his hometown. For him the past is never past, it’s always present. Change doesn’t generate the action, resistance to change does. Joe may countenance change but that doesn’t mean he will effect it.
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The efforts of director Joshua Fardon and a talented ensemble help to ensure a rewarding ride.
Director Joshua Fardon has an economical way of staging his actors.
What the Butler Saw
Bail Me Out by Renato Biribin, Jr. was presented at The Hudson Guild Stage in August-October 2010. The show was directed by Joshua Fardon. Cast: Rebato Biribin, Jr, Carisa Engle, Scott Alan Hislop, Terrance Jones, Emilio McPherson, Amy Motta, Gary Wolf.