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Quickies Again — Rumors (Bristol), Saint Joan (Quintessence)

RUMORS, Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, Pa., through Sunday, April 17 — Neil Simon knows how to structure a play and give characters tics and neuroses that individualize … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Language Archive — Bristol Riverside Theatre

While language, its history, and its components are a preoccupation of several characters, talk is practically a pastime in Julia Cho’s “The Language Archive.” A passive, casual pastime. People trade … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bus Stop — Bristol Riverside Theatre

All of the individual stories the wayfarers tell in William Inge’s “Bus Stop” come through clearly in Susan D. Atkinson’s production of the ’50s classic. You get a good sense … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Enemy of the People — Bristol Riverside Theatre

Consider all of the issues Henrik Ibsen broaches in “An Enemy of the People,” and you might think he was writing in the 21st century rather than in 1882. Parallels … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ragtime — Bristol Riverside Theatre

In addition to telling a moving and compelling story, E.L. Doctorow scored two remarkable achievements when he published his novel, “Ragtime,” in 1975. He composed his novel in the rhythms … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Always…Patsy Cline — Bristol Riverside Theatre

Jessica Wagner is downright astounding in the authenticity she brings to Bristol Riverside Theatre’s production of “Always…Patsy Cline.” Wagner is so good, we know immediately why Louise, a Houston woman … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The 39 Steps — Bristol Riverside Theatre

Intense mystery and low comedy have been combining in Patrick Barlow’s stage version of “The 39 Steps” since Maria Aitken staged John Buchan’s cleverly plotted spy thriller in London in … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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