Perisphere Theater refreshes Molière’s classic Tartuffe with a skilled and playful cast. But you need be patient. The show digs itself a very deep hole in its first full scene, exhibiting most of its flaws well before it gets charming.
A major transition or two could be given more time to breathe, an actor occasionally misses a subtlety, a light cue is rarely a little obtrusive in Perisphere Theater’s production of Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen. But it’s essentially an ideal production.
John, a professor and author, is about to receive tenure, and buoyed by the security that tenure brings, about to buy a lovely new house for his family as well. That will change. Significantly.
What does it take to start a professional theatre company in our area, which already has a large number of companies vying for performance space and audiences? One person who knows firsthand is Heather Benjamin, a familiar face in our region for the past 15 years, first as an actor and, starting in 2012, as a director.