The story of Kneehigh Theatre’s Brief Encounter, familiar to older readers and film buffs, is about a man and a woman, respectable, middle-class English folks, each married to other people, who meet in a train station. She gets a speck in her eye. He’s a doctor and takes it out. They meet again, innocently enough, begin to get to know each other, and then fall in love. Because they are so respectably British, the conundrum of what to do about their feelings consumes both of them.
Archives for April 1, 2014
Some artists who put together a cabaret show just pick a bunch of songs that they like to sing or that show off their talents. Others pick a theme or turn their cabaret show into an autobiography. Either way, with enough talent and a sense of taste, these shows can be thrilling – as those […]
Christopher Piper’s rousing welcome to the Puppet Co’s production of Hansel and Gretel opens floodgates of responses from little ones trained to sit still and be quiet. With permission to giggle and laugh out loud at the antics, everyone sits back to enjoy what awaits.
In an effort to spur interest in the local performing arts scene, which has been anemic at best, and to cut ticket escalating costs, an advocacy group known as the Virtual Theatergoers Union (VIRTU) announced exciting plans for the 2014-2015 season. Starting this fall, you can “see” your favorite play or musical without actually attending […]