The Fiddler Ghost Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson The Fiddler Ghost is a perfect example of what the Fringe Festival is all about– a chance to showcase unusually creative theatrical expressions that don’t fit the traditional boxes, that pack a punch,
Archives for July 18, 2008
How I Got Rich In A Year, Using That Secret: A Play For Believers, Skeptics And Slobs By Laura Vogltanz Engaging, captivating and fun! Three descriptions that are difficult to achieve for a solo performer, but Laura Zam does it with ease.
Stick Fly By Lydia R. Diamond Directed by Liesl Tommy Produced at the Contemporary American Theater Festival Reviewed by Tim Treanor Atop a stack of books in the summer home living room of the übersuccessful Levay family is The Audacity of Hope by Sen. Barak Obama (D. Ill.) The choice is significant:
Wrecks By Neil LaBute Directed by Ed Herendeen Produced by the Contemporary American Theater Festival Reviewed by Tim Treanor Edward Carr (Kurt Zische) is a Chicago businessman who has lost his wife. Wrecks is Carr’s preparation for the eulogy he will utter for his beloved Mary Jo, who rests in the featureless wooden casket behind him.
A Nervous Smile by Danielle Martin What’s cool about Fringe in concept is the possibilty that on a shoe-string budget, the highlight is a small group actors doing service to a playwright. Here, contemporary American playwright John Belluso’s recently discovered works is easily sparked to life in this pared down black box production.
Revenge of the Poisoned Lady and The Victim Reviewed by Anthony Sanford Jr. After watching the double feature presented by the five member Live Action Cartoonists ensemble, dinner tables will never quite be the same. The show is two delightfully comedic horror tales
Man of La Mancha By Dale Wasserman; Music by Mitch Leigh; Lyrics by Joe Darion Directed by Mark A. Rhea Produced by Keegan Theatre By Gary McMillan Mark Rhea is the man and David Jourdan is his Man. What a duo. Keegan Theatre is in summer reruns (having presented Man of La Mancha in 2001) […]