Once upon a time, there was a lonely critic. Never mind where he lived, nor care whether he was tall or handsome, though he certainly was not rich. One day, this lonely critic went to see Gregory Moss’ play The Uses of Enchantment as part of the Source Theatre’s annual festival.
Archives for June 15, 2012
Source: Uses of Enchantment
Source: The House Halfway
Visitors come to a beautiful island seeking to fulfill their hopes and are greeted by an enigmatic host with a foreign accent and his short assistant. A description of the old ABC show Fantasy Island with Ricardo Montalban? No, Norman Allen’s The House Halfway running as part of the Source Festival is much smarter and […]
Source: Qualities of Starlight
Theo Turner thought he had escaped his parents and life in a double-wide trailer for an academic life exploring the formation of the universe. Unfortunately, he finds that he and his wife need them to complete an adoption. The confrontation with his past forms the foundation of Qualities of Starlight, a thoughtful and entertaining new […]
Call for playwrights
Pointless Theatre seeks playwrights with a collaborative spirit and an eye for puppet magic to adapt stories from The Canterbury Tales for a piece that will be performed at Flashpoint in February 2013. We are looking to select 2-4 playwrights to each adapt a tale into a 5-10 minute scene that takes place in the […]
First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb
First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb has sailed into the Kennedy Center like a great queen of Tall Ships into a deep water port. The show is elegant and quietly stunning in its old world way, delivered without technological gimmicks or showy sets and costumes. The “razzle dazzle,” as expressed in one of […]
Sisters of Swing
The Andrew Sisters are in full swing at Infinity Theater inAnnapolis, where their legendary tight bouncy harmony assures that a frolicking time can be had by all.
Rock of Ages
The modern jukebox musical is here to stay. Broadway purists can either fight this continued re-appropriation of fizzy, carbonated songs and their respective eras like some kind of theatre plague, or they can embrace the Jersey Boy Within as a necessary evil of a medium that thrives on pre-stamped mass appeal. And heck, there’s always […]
Foot of Water, conceived and performed by Single Carrot
Single Carrot Theater’s Foot of Water opens with this thought, spoken by the narrator (Jessica Garrett): “Love is like a balloon….When you are inside the balloon, love is completely natural, it’s what’s supposed to happen.” And when you’re outside, things get strange. That’s all you really need to understand this alternately weird and highly affecting […]
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