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Hinckley — New City Stage at The Adrienne

 “Hinckley,” Ginger Dayle’s world premiere play at New City StageCompany, is so  complete, so well-structured, and so detailed, it’s difficult to regard it as the first workshop production of a … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Skin & Bone — Azuka Theatre at Off-Broad Street Theater

The ramshackle bed and breakfast situated in an early 19th century clapboard house in Transfer, Florida, a fictional blip off the I-10 Interstate in the most rural, i.e. old traditional … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Circle Mirror Transformation — Theatre Horizon

 In the last scene of Annie Baker’s craftily constructed “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a teenage student, the youngest by far in a five-week community center adult acting workshop, is assigned to … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dialogues of the Carmelites — Curtis Opera at Perelman Theater

 Life and death, and particularly death, are pertinent subjects for the characters of Francis Poulenc’s 1957 opera, “Dialogues of the Carmelites.” The France in which they live is in the … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Pride and Prejudice — People’s Light & Theatre Company

A handsome parquet floor, composed of large, polished planks that form an interweaving diamond pattern, a simple but tasteful brass chandelier, and well-judged sprinklings of Regency furniture make a favorable … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? — Media Theatre

 The Media Theatre’s production of “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” wastes so much talent and lacks cohesion to such an extent it’s difficult to believe Dann Dunn’s staging is … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Mystery of Irma Vep — Hedgerow Theatre

Carl Nathaniel Smith and Joel Guerrero are havIng a ball playing the various characters Charles Ludlam created for “The Mystery of Irma Vep.” The great news is their rampant fun … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Taking Home Oscar for 2013 and The Day After

Oscar night is here. Two of the six major categories, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, are fairly predictable while the other four can go in several directions.       The … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dancing at Lughnasa — Curio Theatre

The Mundy sisters, all single women ranging in age from the mid-20s to nearly 40, live together in relative peace and harmony in the house where they were born and … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Suit — Prince Music Theater

As complete and as satisfying as “The Suit” is within the boundaries creators Peter Brook, Marie-Helene Estienne, and Franck Krawczyk set for it, I can’t help but wish it had … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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