I Like Nuts (The Musical) Reviewed by Tim Treanor Attention Musical Writers: Urinetown is not a template. The first time we see a Musical which is all about subverting musical conventions, it’s cute. But it gets awfully old awfully quickly after that.
Archives for July 20, 2008
Slave Narratives Revisited -A Celebration of Freedom Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson Nothing quite puts today’s national political election is perspective like Slave Narratives. This production is a fascinating montage of voices, experiences, and resilience of captured Africans
B-Digga Presents Reviewed by Miranda Hall “Man, I forgot the Fringe was a theatre festival,” shrugged the rapper E.R.K. as he jauntily took stage Saturday afternoon. “I’m music,” he laughed. “Well alright. Here we go.”
Hold Me, Drill Me, Kiss Me Reviewed by Tim Treanor Hold Me, Drill Me, Kiss Me is a slender but amusing monologue by a guy named Joe Zarrow. Mr. Zarrow is a courageous and ambitious fellow:
The Cloud Factory Reviewed by Danielle MartinIt’s a treat to come into a low-tech performance, and before the show begins be invited into the piece’s atmosphere. In this case, original, sweet folk tunes calmed and opened the space up for solo performer Alix Sobler,
Crashing Home Danielle Martin Four vignettes that use song, yoga, metaphor, and video to present the facets of womanity. Disclaimer: while I adore feminist plays and work (it was thrust and vantage of my thesis), this particular vein of reclamation
Four Rooms Waking Reviewed by Tim Treanor Perhaps Four Rooms Waking means the same thing as Four Plays in the Same Room Running at Roughly the Same Time. I hope so; otherwise I went to the wrong play.
The Overwhelming By J.T. Rogers Produced at the Contemporary American Theater Festival Directed by Ed Herendeen Reviewed by Tim Treanor “When, in the history of the world,” the cynical American bureaucrat Woolsey (Michael Goodwin) asks Professor Exley, (Lee Sellars), new to Rwanda, “has there been a country with a foreign policy based on ‘It’s the […]