Torn between two worlds, one where ignorance equals survival and one where knowledge equates to power, a young Liverpool hair dresser attempts to bridge the gap by being tutored in English Literature in Educating Rita. Set in the 70s, the comedy is filled with razor sharp wit and is utterly inspirational.
Sunday night I stepped into a theatre filled with a diverse group of people: young, old, black, white, and brown. The faces surrounding me had one thing in common, a smile; a smile that seemed to be filled with anticipation for the world premiere of playwright Gabrielle Fulton’s new work, Uprising.
One dollar, one woman, one epic story connecting a tragic past to a hopeful future; A Matter of Worth by Marcia E. Cole, allows the audience to experience slavery through the eyes of Hannah, a cotton plantation field worker, just before the abolishment of slavery. Equipped with a unique vision and a voice filled with […]
Entering the Venus theater, for the first time, I felt like a wide-eyed child. Vintage accessories, soft lavender walls, and the dimly lit lobby all suggested that the theater serves as a powerful vehicle for creativity. The safe space, allowed me to relax, feeling as though I was in the company of friends.
Imaginative choreography collides with extraordinary emotions in Dance Ethos with The West Shore Piano Trio. Artistic director Tiffany Haughn’s collaboration with several local, innovative dance visionaries, allowed her to curate an enlightening, riveting, touching contemporary dance show. Elaborately crafted movements connected the audience to each ensemble member as the body of work explored a wide […]
A zany, zooming romp through the many perils of American culture, The Out of Tooners was anything but boring. Through a series of vignettes, classic cartoon characters provided a comedic, child-like outlook on life. Under the direction of Mark Jesse Swanson, the energetic ensemble delivered one extremely original show.
Our homes are our most treasured possessions but what happens when they consume our daily lives? Niche, produced by Jane Franklin Dance, explores relationships, home ownership, and ultimately the impact both have on our happiness. The show utilizes music, visual art, and contemporary dance in order to reveal a wildly creative account of a couple’s […]
Without words, Shakespearean sonnets come to life in choreographer Alice Howes’ riveting new show Dancing Ophelia. This modern dance marvel offers an updated interpretation of several classic works including Othello, Macbeth, and Taming of the Shrew. If you enjoy impactful choreography, Dancing Ophelia can’t be missed! The collaborative effort of Trajectory Dance Project allowed Shakespeare’s […]
A raunchy comedy offering insight into the link between social media and sex appeal excited me, so I braced myself for a provocative, hilarious, shocking show. Unfortunately, #Sexts was a disappointing display of a confusing narrative and worse yet a title that, although salacious, had little connection to the show’s overall theme.
Are you hungry for a heaping helping of deceit? Playwright Mark Jason Williams’ work Straight Faced Lies certainly left me craving more. The witty comedy offers up a Thanksgiving tale rife with familial induced chaos. Can kids and parents enjoy a peaceful all-American meal?