On December 6, 1885, Miriam Hooper “Clover” Adams, clever, accomplished and rich, took a vial of potassium cyanide to her lips and quaffed it down. She was dead before the vial hit the floor.
Plays the devil made them write There was once a kid who lived in Cottage City, Maryland. In 1949, in fact. Research says the boy—Ronnie Hunkeler—was very “off.” A loner with classic anti-social traits, by all witnesses, he was a miscreant who enjoyed causing pain and anguish, going so far as occasionally torturing small animals, […]
The Resurrectionist King, now being given active voice by Active Cultures, tells a pretty good story. Regrettably, it tells that story in the second Act, after the passage of forty-five tedious, predictable, unfunny minutes. The second Act is a moral boxing match on the subject of grave-robbing, a ghoulish practice essential to the teaching of […]
Gwydion Suilebhan’s The Constellation is an unusual love story between two homeless people, and the love of a young man for the historic ship The U.S.S. Constellation.
Mad Breed By Jacqueline E. Lawton Directed by Juanita Rockwell Produced by Active Cultures Theatre Reviewed by Janice Cane Mad Breed reminded me of the last time I greeted news of a brand-new play with a good deal of skepticism. I didn’t think one of my favorite books, a rich tapestry of complex characters and […]
Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler Directed by Mary Resing Produced by Active Cultures Theatre Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson DNA. The combination of those three letters conjures up tales of science, double helixes, and countless CSI episodes. The intriguing story of Photograph 51 is its exploration of how relationships may have played a role […]