To experience a fresh, modern translation of this 400+ year old Molière play, performed by a youthful, invigorating company, under nearly athletic direction by Karl Kippola is a treat, and would be as sumptuous as the exquisite costumes by Heather Lockard were it not
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gógol Directed by Kathleen Akerley Produced by Journeymen Theater Ensemble Reviewed by Steven McKnight Gógol’s The Inspector General is both a great classic work of 19th century Russian drama and an odd duck. It can be described as anything from a prose comedy to a dramatic satire. In the hands […]
It was announced today that Deborah Kirby, founder of Journeymen Theater will leave her position as Artistic Director at the end of the year. The decision was based on health concerns. “This has been the toughest decision I have ever had to make,” she said.
As American As by Ken Prestininzi directed by Shirley Serotsky produced by Journeymen Theater Ensemble reviewed by Janice Cane The premise of the dark comedy As American As is promising. What is the ultimate price of freedom and security? What does it mean to be patriotic in our post-9/11 world? How much would we sacrifice […]
Neglect by Sharyn Rothstein Directed by Jessie R. Gallogly Produced by Journeymen Theater Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson Neglect– the very title sounds dreary and dire, the premise even more so — a drama set in Chicago during the 1995 heat wave that resulted in 700 deaths, particularly hard hitting the home-bound elderly.
Life’s a Dream by Pedro Calderon de la Barca Adapted by John Barton and Adrian Mitchell Directed by Alexander Strain Produced by Journeymen Theater Ensemble at Church Street Theater Reviewed by Rosalind Lacy When it comes to performing world masterpieces, better done than shunned. So bravo to Journeymen Theater Ensemble for dusting off this rarely […]
Getting Out By Marsha Norman Directed by Deborah Kirby Produced by Journeymen Theater Ensemble Reviewed by Ronnie Ruff As the house lights come up after Journeymen Theater’s production of Getting Out and the acoustic magic of The Indigo Girls’ Closer To Fine spills out of the speakers at The Clark Street Playhouse, one is reminded […]
By Timberlake Wertenbaker Produced by Journeymen Theater Reviewed by Ronnie Ruff I have seen so many abstract plays recently! Abstract plays are great really, all the intense chat with your friends about the true meaning of the play over coffee at Lotzabucks. A few days ago I had the opportunity to see a wonderful play […]
The Christmas Foundling by Norman Allen (inspired by the stories of Bret Harte) Produced by Journeymen Theater Reviewed by Tim Treanor “Home is the place where, when you have to go there,” Robert Frost said famously, in The Death of the Hired Hand, “they have to take you in.” The very young Tom (Sean McCoy) […]