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Women of Will — Coming to Delaware Theatre Company

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Book my trip to Lenox, Massachusetts. After seeing, and hearing, the magic Tina Packer can conjure using primarily language, movement, and attitude, I want to see…

January 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hamlet — Hedgerow Theatre

Jared Reed has a way of reading soliloquies that brings you immediately into Hamlet’s thought processes. Reed, playing the role at Hedgerow Theatre, is a Hamlet you could never construe … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

As You Like It — Quintessence Theatre Group

Quintessence Theatre’s “As You Like It” has a Maytime playfulness about it that keeps it fresh and sprightly in its several scenes of comparative love, especially those that involve Rosalind … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

King Lear — Globe Theatre at The Annenberg Center

From its first syllable, the Globe Theatre production of “King Lear” impresses with its directness and animation. Line readings are brisk and straightforward. Natural posture and expression reigns. Nothing is … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Antony and Cleopatra — McCarter Theatre

In spite of some judicious editing, and the elision of characters, Emily Mann’s production of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra” proceeds slowly and cumbersomely at McCarter Theatre. Opulent though the production … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

iHamlet — Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Stark clarity is the thing in “iHamlet,” a condensed version of Shakespeare’s masterpiece that excerpts and reorders Hamlet’s speeches with occasional Marcellus and Claudius added for good measure. The Philadelphia … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Women of Will — Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Book my trip to Lenox, Massachusetts. After seeing, and hearing, the magic Tina Packer can conjure using primarily language, movement, and attitude, I want to see anything theatrical in which … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Julius Caesar — Lantern Theater

 Voices tell the story in  the Lantern production of “Julius Caesar.” So many of the members of Charles McMahon’s cast have done such sterling work in general during the last … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gentleman’s Guide, Natasha and Pierre, Odds and Ends

Although I’d heard oodles of favorable comments about “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” and knew Jefferson Mays played numerous roles in it, I hadn’t read much about the … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gender Comedy — A Less Stupid Twelfth Night Gay Fantasia — Curio Theatre

 Samuel Taylor Coleridge had a reason for recommending that people encountering art should learn to suspend their belief and go with the action and logic at hand in a work … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment
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