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Fasten Seat Belts; Another Blitz — Patsy Cline, Electra, Grounded

Wish me discipline. Other pursuits, mainly a predictable income job to which I am just adjusting, have kept me from the keyboard. “All work…..” as they say. Catching up is … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mountain — Bristol Riverside Theatre

The thrilling thing about Keith Baker’s towering performance as Justice William O. Douglas in “Mountain” is how the actor’s wit and thoroughness goes beyond the biography of Douglas Scott’s script … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 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

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

Little Shop of Horrors — Bristol Riverside Theatre

Bristol Riverside Theatre’s “Little Shops of Horrors” is proof a basic model can serve a durable classic as well as a luxury vehicle with all the bells and whistles. Susan … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tuesdays with Morrie — Bristol Riverside Theatre

Play and production merge so felicitously in Susan D. Atkinson’s staging of “Tuesdays with Morrie” at Bristol Riverside Theatre, you find yourself totally engaged from the minute you see actor … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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