This review was amended for clarification. meg jo beth amy & louisa is a fictional depiction of how Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” evolved into the classic story we know. True, Alcott was pressured by her publisher to abandon her short stories and turn her attention to something more commercial, a story for young girls […]
One enters into the eulogy of Mamita by her grown daughter, Charla, played by the playwright Adriana Hillas. But this one-woman performance is much more than a eulogy that remembers a loved one’s life. Charla’s performance not only eulogizes her mother, but also allows the audience to witness her attempt to transition through her grief, […]
Anyone who considers reality TV as lowbrow should withhold final judgement until they see this play. William Shakespeare’s words lend themselves as surprisingly appropriate in a “Real Housewives” reality-motif show titled The Real Thanksgiving at Macbeth’s. I half-expected Andy Cohen to walk out at the closing to commence a recap reunion sit-down around a sofa. […]
Full disclosure, I like to go see a play without any advance research. If that is your style, stop reading now and just make your plans to see this play. But if you insist to know a little more, keep reading. How’s That Workin’ Out for Ya? is four subversive comedies by 4 playwrites with […]
There are numerous themes to Edgar Allan Poe’s body of work: Perverse, mysterious, grotesque, and merry. Coincidentally, those are the names of the characters for this compilation of scenes intended to reflect Poe’s work. That is about the last recognizable things which ties these characters to Poe.
Imagine a bird emoji tweeting. No, it’s not another bizarre White House official message. The Hodgepodge Group has adapted Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five. It would be wise to be have read the original or at least be familiar with the plot prior to this production. I read it way too long ago in high school.
Break out your pink pussy hats! Wonder if Gloria Steinam and Florynce Kennedy started this way? The production of Portraits of Grrrls felt like I walked into a high school guidance counselor’s activity. This should not diminish the discussions, content, importance, and impact this activity has, I’m just not sure this is the venue for […]
Nazi Germany, South African apartheid, any city USA circa Black Lives Matter, pre-civil rights era America, Batista regime in Cuba, Cochabamba in Bolivia, Syrian uprising, 1984, even Jews in Bethlehem during the time of Jesus. All these geopolitical comparisons and more can be made during this one play.