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Backwater Blues is a remedy for your blues. A broken-down bus, a gay New York theatre troupe stuck in Toad Lake, Texas - a recipe for a drama, a comedy, or a musical?
Kym Pappas's direction of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig is flawless. The same cannot be said about the script. What is good about this script is totally believable language.
The Dining Room requires much from the audience. It requires that you are ever attentive. There are 17 scenes, 17 changes of settings, 17 changes of the walls.
The cover of the program for The Taming of The Shrew shows it all as the lovely shrew, Katharina (Victoria Mature), clobbers Petruchio (Pete Shaner).
Dominique is one of those poisonous social climbers that married for money and position. It's easy to dislike her. Anbey gave her absolutely no redeeming qualities. Nice touch.
The second scene, 'Piano Lesson,' is autobiographical. Amy Tan's mother had expectations of her becoming a concern pianist or doctor. That didn't happen!
Enter the hyper salesman (Michael David Grulli) with his standard pitch. Finally, George wanders out of view and Harriet explores head and foot boards.
I drove home in haste, went to my library, pulled out my beloved tome of the complete works of The Bard. I gave a short prayer.
It is all so mundane. Lorraine Taylor (Jo Anne Glover), who is perennially late for work, has one of the two offices and an undefined job.
I started this review with the admission that Sailor's Song is one of my favorite plays and, if anything, this production surpasses last year's offering.
My first thought upon leaving Compass Theatre tonight was that Glyn O'Malley's Paradise should be immediately followed by a talk-back session.
This is by far the very worst Macbeth ever performed. It didn't help that The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society produced this fiasco.
Diversionary Theatre is presenting the West Coast premiere of David and Joseph Zellnik's Yank, the story of gays in the army in WWII.
Streetcar Named Desire sizzles at Ion Theatre Company It's hot. It's humid. It's New Orleans in the summer. In 1940, in the Kowalski's apartment there is no air conditioning.
The war is finally over. Helen (Robin Christ) yearns to be reunited with her husband, Menelaus (Douglas Lay) upon his return from Troy.
While Toby and Kirsten don't survive as a couple, we are reminded of a terrible moment in our history that brought this diverse nation together.
The joy of short plays is the opportunity to perform the works of a large group of very talented people. The festival is playing to packed houses every night.
While Prince doesn't get Aurora, Christopher does. The Waves (Carson McCalley, Allison Edmonds, Caroline Kvass and Jacob Gardenswartz) sing 'Surfboard Baby.'
Thus, the apartment itself became the costume department. Drapes, curtains, bar supplies, and much, much more became the costumes. You'll be surprised how unique tee shirts can be.
GB Productions, know for giving new writing and acting talent their start, also likes the bring some very serious stories to their audiences.