MYTHOS: heroes Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
Remember Shakespeare’s Seven Ages of Man?
That’s Stephen Fry context for his triple-header about classical Greece, “MYTHOS A Trilogy: Gods, Heroes, Men,” three ages of Greek cultural history.
Jul 11, 2018, 12:42
THE BARONESS AND THE PIG Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatrre/Shaw Festival
There’s nothing like hearing some person of high social persuasion talk about how this person is trying to uplift some lesser person, applying, of course, the values of the high social person.
Jul 5, 2018, 12:12
SLUT: THE PLAY Manny Fried Playhouse/Subversive Theatre
While Katie Cappiello’s “Slut: The Play,” is about the teen girls on stage, the message is that “boys will be boys” is poisonous, wrong and debilitating.
Jun 30, 2018, 13:23
KING LEAR Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Shakespeare’s “King Lear” is a play which becomes darker, more bitter and more poignant in a strong production.
Jun 28, 2018, 11:49
OF MARRIAGE AND MEN: A Comedy Double-Bill Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
George Bernard Shaw is a playwright almost better known for his stories than his plots and for words, words and words.
Jun 23, 2018, 23:34
MYTHOS: gods Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
They are names out of the mists of Western Civilization, Kronos, Zeus, Demeter.
The Greeks saw the 12 gods on Mount Olympus as the controllers of their lives, as the manipulators of what happens to them, their creators.
Jun 16, 2018, 22:55
MYTHOS: men Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
Think about Homer.
For 3,000 years, “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” have been central to the Canon of Western Civilization, the old story of the Attic Greeks and the Face that launched A Thousand Ships and the wooden horse.
Jun 15, 2018, 14:30
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Studio Theatre/Stratford Festival
Think of Stratford’s “The Comedy of Errors” as politically correct slapstick.
Jun 12, 2018, 23:41
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Studio Theatre/Stratford Festival
“In Vino Veritas” is the old Roman saying about how truth comes out under the influence of alcohol.
Jun 12, 2018, 23:35
THE RED DRESS The New Phoenix Theatre/Argyle Productions
Family memories can be very difficult, even memories from before you can remember things.
Jun 12, 2018, 23:29
THE MUSIC MAN Festival Theatre/Stratford Festival
Almost everyone has seen “The Music Man,” even parents who saw it only because they had a kid in the chorus of the high school musical.
Jun 10, 2018, 23:12
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Avon Theatre/Stratford Festival
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” qualifies as a cult movie.
Of course, the movie is built on the original stage show, Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show.”
Jun 10, 2018, 22:48
LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN Andrews Theatre/Irish Classical Theatre Company
The test of a play versus a great play is how well it stands up over time.
Think about it: Aeschylus and Aristophanes have been dead for so long they are names in shadowy links with the past and some surviving words but they were great names in classical Greece, for a reason.
Jun 7, 2018, 22:48
GRAND HOTELFestival Theatre/Shaw Festival
It’s Dickensian, that line from “A Tale of Two Cities” of “the best of times and the worse of times,” that could just as easily apply to the Berlin of 1928 in “Grand Hotel.”
May 26, 2018, 22:50
THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
C.S. Lewis’ chronicles of Narnia have become staples of kids’ literature, the stories of that magic world just behind the wardrobe.
May 25, 2018, 00:45