A highly stylized, spirited musical revue that shimmies through the (popular and some not-so-popular) songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Smokey Joe’s Café triumphs—from its superb cast down to all the fedoras and a couple of well-placed pairs of saddle shoes. No detail is missed.
Archives for May 12, 2014
Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s “Rulebreaker Rep” — directed with a clear vision by Lise Bruneau — focuses on rebellious and freethinking writers throughout history. It questions the meaning and obligations that come from claiming the word “artist.” Is the artistic lifestyle harming society or is society hindering the artistic lifestyle?
Arlington’s Synetic Theater, showered with superlatives for its moody goth fantasias and wordless “Silent Shakespeare” series, is tentatively emerging from its comfort zone in concluding its 2013/14 season with a new trick: A chatty adaptation of Victorian humorist Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat (To say nothing of the Dog). The result is […]
If the Zeitgeist Festival is truly an indicator of the current global evolution of theater, than I’m happy to say this industry is as strange, wonderful, bizarre, rough, frustrating, intimate and exciting as one could hope.