This Beautiful City By Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis With music and lyrics by Michael Friedman Produced by The Civilians at Studio Theatre Directed by Michael Friedman Reviewed by Tim Treanor The difference between reality theater and reality television is that the aim of reality theater is to render difficult and complicated truths, whereas reality […]
The Internationalist By Anne Washburn Directed by Kirk Jackson Produced by Studio Theatre Reviewed by Steven McKnight Sometimes I go to the theatre for a play that I hope will make me think, while other times I am looking for a good laugh. Studio Theatre’s production of The Internationalist is a rare treat, a comedy […]
The History Boys By Alan Bennett Directed by Joy Zinoman Produced by The Studio Theatre Reviewed by Tim Treanor There is a moment, about an hour into Studio’s overlong History Boys, in which Floyd King reminds us of why we go to theater. King, one of the few actors here (or anywhere) whose mere […]
All That I Will Ever Be By Alan Ball Directed by Serge Seiden Produced by Studio Theater 2ndStage Reviewed by Janice Cane Which is worse-a play whose first act is stronger than its second, or vice versa? Is it better to be drawn into a story and then disappointed after intermission, or is it better […]
Brothers Size By Tarell Alvin McCraney Directed by Tea Alagic Produced by Foundry Theater. Presented by Studio Theatre Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson There’s something electrifying about a fresh, new voice and perspective in theater. That’s why Tarell Alvin McCraney’s new work is getting so much buzz.
Serge Seiden, Associate Producing Director of Studio Theatre, responded to Joel’s questions by written interview.
Barbara Walsh, star of Grey Gardens Interview by Joel Markowitz She’s a hometown girl, and she’s back performing on the Metheny Stage at Studio Theatre as Edie and Edith in Studio Theatre’s production of Grey Gardens. In this transcript of their phone interview, Barbara Walsh talks with Joel about preparing to play the characters, and […]
Breath, Boom By Kia Corthron Directed by Rahaleh Nassri Produced by Studio Theatre Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson The children’s slide sitting upstage would recall sweet memories of innocent children’s games except that it is dwarfed by a towering 7ft caged fencing traversing the stage. The dark lighting foretells of lurking present dangers yet unseen. […]
Shining City by Conor McPherson Directed by Joy Zinoman Produced by Studio Theatre Reviewed by Rosalind Lacy That there’s an element of mythical unworldliness in Conor McPherson’s mesmerizing play Shining City is implied in the title, that echoes scripture, “A city on a hill cannot be hid.” Or “Let your light shine before men.” The […]
My Children! My Africa! Directed by Serge Seiden Produced by Studio Theatre Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson No one writes like Athol Fugard. And nothing touches like a Fugard drama. He sets up scenes with such amazing grace and develops such true-to-life characters that you feel that you not only know them, but have known […]
By Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney Produced by Studio Theatre Directed by Keith Alan Baker Reviewed by Gary McMillan Cannibal musicals may be an acquired taste (try Sweeney Todd if you’re feeling a bit peckish), but Studio Theatre’s 2ndStage production of Reefer Madness is a lip smackin’ good entry (or is it entre?) in the […]
Studio Theatre’s local premiere of Souvenir is a thorough delight, a finely crafted play that is perfectly showcased and wonderfully performed. Studio has brought local theatre-goers a two-character, master-class gem. Lovable raconteur Cosme McMoon (J. Fred Shiffman) spins an affectionately humorous and warm-hearted reminiscence of his dozen years in the orbit of his late patron, […]