Three scenes and thirty minutes, War and Therapy barely scratches the surface with its subject material. More of a spark to encourage discussion, the short play shows audiences the issues with therapy and war veterans, and it warns against the dangers of labeling “mental illnesses” in vets. Writer Paula J. Caplan is clearly an expert […]
The Grubrag’s Ballad
With a charming smile, Marc Spiegel captivates his audience with rhyming couplets and animated voices. The Grubrag’s Ballad is an epic poem, but it doesn’t read anything like Beowulf. Instead, Spiegel enchants his audience with tales of mythical creatures, carrying a musical-like rhythm throughout the piece.
A Thing for Redheads
John Morogiello has a thing for redheads, and his play, while not filled with gut-busting laughs, is witty, quirky, entertaining, and somehow, someway, manages to add in a splash of drama.
The female body has long since been a topic of conversation in books, magazines, movies, and TV. But what about the male body? What about the relationship between a man and his body?
God’s Wrath Revealed and Deserved
Andrew Korfhage enters The Point carrying bread and wine. Walking onto the stage, he greets the audience as any preacher would, and immediately we are transported into a real church. It certainly helps that the audience sits in pews at The Point, but even if that were not the case, Korfhage is so convincing as […]
Shirley Dreaming? Surely, I wished I were dreaming. A dream sequence peppered with stereotypical characters, and odd song and dance numbers, The Apron Theatre Company’s production, Shirley Dreaming, wasn’t exactly a bedtime fantasy.
South-Asian American Dance
Caitlin rates it: Even before the South-Asian American Dance performance began, I was immediately taken by the diversity amongst the dancers. Reading bios in the short program, I was intrigued
This Is NOT My Life
Caitlin rates it: Omg, my BFFs are mad at me, my alcoholic mother is getting married again, my dead beat ex-bf wants me back, and my new step-sister is, like, TOTALLY more in control of her life than me,
The Fall of the House of Usher
Caitlin rates it: William Reed (Mark Rascati) gently serenades the audience with his melodious voice as the musical opens, only to bring them into a tale of darkness and insanity.
Jack, the Ticket Ripper
Caitlin rates it: Blood! Guts! Kung-F-U! A beating heart ripped right out of a guy’s chest! And…err…umm…a ticket ripper at a theater? Unlikely combo, but playwright John Morogiello successfully combines comedic violence
The Devil’s Christmas Carol
Caitlin rates it: The holy location of The Devil’s Christmas Carol [Mt.Vernon United Methodist Church]wasn’t enough to save this project from eternal damnation. God, the irony.
Deconstructing the Myth of the Booty
Caitlin rates it: Butt. Ass. Badonkadonk. Booty. In a bootylicious-obsessed society, these words have become synonymous with the female posterior region, though they are seldom flattering.
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