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Theater Blitz — An Attack of Catch-Up Comments

As I mentioned in my last post, I needed a break from the keyboard. Apologies that shows that went uncovered, especially those that are about to receive belated favorable reviews, … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sense and Sensibility — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan have proven with two productions they have a surefire bead on adapting Jane Austen novels for the stage. As writers, they find the wit and … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Fox on the Fairway — Act II Playhouse

Golf is a religion to the characters in Ken Ludwig’s amusing flapdoodle of a farce, “The Fox on the Fairway.” Both acts of the clockwork-structured comedy, filled, as all Ludwig … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Unnecessary Farce — Act II Playhouse

Silly, unpolished mayhem appears to be sum of “Unnecessary Farce,” the aptly named crime comedy at Act II Playhouse. When Anthony Lawton and Karen Peakes begin the show as two … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lost in Yonkers — Bristol Riverside Theatre

In a true yarn that becomes a family joke, one grandson tells another his uncle’s story about how a horse fell on Grandma Kurnitz seventy years ago causing nagging lifelong pain, … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 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

The Real Thing — Wilma Theater

 Tom Stoppard is always on a quest for the precise, for the genuine. His plays deal with the corruption of philosophy, journalism, education, scholarship, scientific application, literature, romance, politics, and … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hotel Suite — Act II Playhouse

Brilliant as Neil Simon is at scene structure and at crafting jokes, he depends on actors to keep his plays on a human scale as opposed to morphing into a … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Avenue — The Vogel Collaboration

ACTORS WORK WITH VOGEL, ZIZKA TO DEVELOP ‘DON JUAN’ AT WILMA       The Wilma put itself on a heady course when it scheduled two consecutive world premieres for this winter. … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment
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