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My Mother Has 4 Noses — People’s Light & Theatre Company

The title of Jonatha Brooke’s presentation with music, “My Mother Has 4 Noses,” is literal. Her mother, Darren Stone, a published poet, was a Christian Scientist. She developed cancer in … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Write a New Book for the Bible — People’s Light & Theatre Company

I say it often, and I mean it sincerely. There’s no pro like an old pro. I uttered that line first after seeing Helen Gallagher and Eddie Bracken in a … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Biloxi Blues — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Finding the difference between stereotype and human behavior and reactions that fit a familiar mold catapults Samantha Bellomo’s production of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” from being an amiable service comedy … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Cherry Orchard — People’s Light & Theatre Company

The languid inertia of the Gayev family, all but one of whom lives as lavishly as he or she did in a luxurious past rather than coping with the austere … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon — People’s Light

Watching Christopher Patrick Mullen laboring back and forth across the People’s Light stage wrestling with a dragon’s tail sets up the farcical silliness of Michael Ogborn’s latest panto, “Arthur and … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Row After Row — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Seven score and thirteen years ago, a relatively new nation, the United States, found itself divided over issues of states’  and human rights that centered primarily on the peculiar institution … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fences — People’s Light & Theatre Company

August Wilson’s finest play, “Fences,” is set in the 1950s, one of the more fertile and groundbreaking decades of American theater. Kamilah Forbes’s production of “Fences” for People’s Light & … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bach at Leipzig — People’s Light & Theatre Company

At the end of the first act of Itamar Moses’s play, “Bach at Leipzig,” I turned to my friend, Byron Fink, and said, “I see. It’s a verbal fugue.” At … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Woody Sez — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Musical instruments, especially strings, bowable, pluckable, and strummable, have been burgeoning on local stages. Actors, local and visiting, are proving to be quadruple threats, able to sing, dance, act, and … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dear Elizabeth — People’s Light & Theatre Company

The brilliance of Sarah Ruhl’s play, “Dear Elizabeth,” is it is written so engrossingly and beautifully, it involves you undividedly in the relationship, creativity, affections, talents, upheavals, and health, mental … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

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