Before there was “Toy Story 3”, there was the beloved tale about the Velveteen Rabbit – a loyal toy that provided hours of fun and play, but then over time loses its appeal and usefulness. The tale is simple and ageless, and quite befitting for the most basic story-telling of all. In the Applause Unlimited […]
Archives for January 19, 2011
The Greatest Star of All: Ed Dixon on playing Max Von Mayerling in Sunset Boulevard. It’s rare when an actor gets a chance to reprise a role he loves, and that’s what happened to Ed Dixon when Eric Schaeffer asked him to play the mysterious Max Von Mayerling in Signature Theatre’s popular production of Andrew […]
Even the genius Eugene O’Neill, the only American playwright to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, had a learning curve. And Director Kathleen Akerley, who has the courage to think outside the box and take humongous risks, tackles his great but flawed, three-act play.
Peter Coy’s new play A Shadow of Honor strives to explore the impact of the stresses of war both directly on its participants and indirectly on their loved ones. He portrays two families living a century apart, inhabiting the same home in Nelson County, Virginia. It is an intriguing idea, but one that only has […]