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Last Life Just Won’t Die – And That’s A Good Thing

by Karen Tortora-Lee on March 1, 2010

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Last Life is the fightsical from Timothy Haskell (creator of Road House: The Stage Play) and Eric Sanders (The Wendigo), and stars Taimak (of the legendary fight film The Last Dragon).  The title is proving to be about as accurate a title as “Cher’s Final Farewell Tour” because this show has been revived more times than Britany Spear’s reputation  – and I couldn’t be happier for the whole creative team.

I was able to catch this show back in December when it played its completely sold-out run at the Brick Theatre’s Fight Fest (it went on to be one of the show that was extended) and it now returns for two weeks only at the Ohio Theatre  beginning March 4th.   Once again, I just have to mention how I was truly blown away by every aspect of this show … not only the flawless execution of the fight combat but just the remarkably unique development of every element.

Maggie McDonald and Jo-Anne Lee (photo by Ariella Goldstein)

Maggie McDonald and Jo-Anne Lee (photo by Ariella Goldstein)

See what other critics are saying: “If only theater producers intent on turning Broadway into a showcase for recycled movie ideas would have the nerve to hire director Timothy Haskell” –Village Voice “A deconstructed theatrical imagining of the action thriller in its purest form.  The glorious fighting and violence packs this fierce and beautiful production.” – “An R-Rated thrill.  Like watching ‘Kill Bill’ only live!” – iDanz Critix Corner On a side note, as Antonio reported recently, the Ohio Theatre will sadly be closing soon and New York City  will be losing one of its beloved theatre spaces.  But before it closes its doors the Ohio will ring with the smacks, punches and thwacks of Last Life, and I can’t imagine a finer salute.  So please, do yourself a favor and go see a terrfic show and pay tribute to this fine old landmark.  Doing so gives  the phrase “Last Life” a whole meta meaning … which I think is something that makes Timothy Haskell and Eric Sanders smile.  Or, knowing them … makes them roundhouse kick someone.  (Duck!)

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Big Time Action Theatre’s
Return Production of…

Last Life

Conceived by Timothy Haskell and Eric Sanders
Directed by Timothy Haskell
Written by Eric Sanders
Fight Director Rod Kinter
Starring Taimak – Bruce Leroy from The Last Dragon

MARCH 4TH-14th

Ohio Theatre (66 Wooster Street located between Spring and Broome) beginning March 4th and ending the 14th running Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7 pm. Tickets ($18) may be purchased online at or by calling 212.868.4444.  For more information please go to

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