Few things are more delectable than watching someone get away with murder. Especially if they do so with enviable panache. Tom Ripley, the chameleon-like sociopathic hero of Patricia Highsmith’s novels, is one such reprobate you loathe yourself for loving. Scheming, audacious and just plain lucky, Ripley elegantly defies morality and convention. His homicidal hoodwinks were […]
Archives for September 16, 2010
If you were to see your life played out onstage, would you like what you saw? And if you didn’t, what would you do about it? Studio Theatre’s poignant, arresting production of Circle Mirror Transformation begs this question, among others, as five characters explore the emotional underpinnings of drama, including the concept of acting as […]
How do you spell The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee? H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. In 2005, Spelling Bee, beat out blockbusters Spamalot and The Light in the Piazza for the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. And the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick does this clever book justice in their wonderfully entertaining production.