The Brontes is not a play for lovers of 19th-century literature. In fact, some of this crowd will be offended by this irreverent production from Dizzy Miss Lizzie’s Roadside Revue.
If I were to tell you that young couples once danced nearly to the point of death, staying in motion for forty-five minutes every hour around the clock for sometimes 4,000 hours straight for a chance, if they survived, to win a cash prize, would you believe me?
The Bedroom is by the far the worst venue I have yet to view a play in. The low ceilings provide for terrible sightlines, especially for those not in the first few rows. This also creates really atrocious lighting angles. I’m not sure why, but the acoustics are as bad as I’ve run into as […]
Viewing Pointless Theatre’s Imagination Meltdown Adventure is like looking at a bowl of half-melted ice cream: what you see is runny, messy, and almost formless. But then you think “whatever:” though it might be a little soupy, it’s still just as sweet, cool and rich as it would be fresh out of the carton.
Actor Meshaun Labrone is an experienced actor who has played a number of Shakespeare’s most famous characters, including the title role in Richard III. It shows throughout in his one man show—Right to Remain… The Life and Mind of Tupac Shakur.
The Cloudism Project from Borealis Theatre seeks to create an “atmosphere” for a unique interactive experience. What we get is a clever, but in fact, conventional play.
Most “adult” plays are meant as biodegradable entertainment; few, if any offer as many ponderable themes as Maurice Martin’s R.U.X..
Someday, Jace Casey (actor, writer, director, choreographer, composer, choreographer, music director, arranger) is going to spend a slow afternoon going over the production notes and artwork from Mindset. He will either tear up, remembering the days when his career was pure and full of possibility, before all the compromises necessary for his success, or he […]
The Last Flapper ends when Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald leaves the building. Oh, I’m not giving away anything: she left it many years before the play began. The “jazz age” author/ dancer/ socialite/ general fruit loop and wife of author/ playboy/ alcoholic F. Scott Fitzgerald lived a life on the fringe of reality, but here in the […]
Once upon a time, there was a lonely critic. Never mind where he lived, nor care whether he was tall or handsome, though he certainly was not rich. One day, this lonely critic went to see Gregory Moss’ play The Uses of Enchantment as part of the Source Theatre’s annual festival.
Russian playwright Ivan Vyrypaev, whose play Oxygen is being produced by Taffety Punk, is a proponent of the experimental school of New Drama where plot and character are no longer the basis of drama. New Drama playwrights often interview subjects and use their words verbatim as dialogue, attempting to knit a semblance of character from […]
Don’t take this the wrong way, but Hamlet has always been difficult for me. Yeah, there are more than a few who say it’s Shakespeare’s greatest play (though the older you get, the more you appreciate King Lear). But, to me, the Danish Play is too ponderous for its own good. George Bernard Shaw — […]