Speakupwny.com
Buffalo News, Forums and Opinions
Live Forums and Blogs | Onlinebuffalo.com | Erie County | City of Buffalo 

Last Updated: Mar 6th, 2024 - 12:22:51 

Speakupwny.com 
Development
Editorials
Education
WNY News
Government Waste
Labor & Management
Letters to the Editor
Local Opinions
Local WNY Websites
New Government Structure
Politics
Preservation
Press Releases
Taxes and Fees
WNY Health
WNY Business
Reviews
Insiders Corner



Reviews

NEIGHBORHOOD 3: Requisition of Doom Kavinoky Theatre
By
Mar 6, 2024, 12:16
Email this article
 Printer friendly page
Through March 9
NEIGHBORHOOD 3: Requisition of Doom Kavinoky Theatre/D’Youville Kavinoky Graduate Acting Company

Think of this play as an electronic edition of an old theatrical trope of conflict between parents and children, here in some suburban community of cul-de-sacs and possible zombies.
“Neighborhood 2: Requisition of Doom” is on the Kavinoky stage as part of D’Youville University’s grad theater program.
The cast is four grad students, performing the Jennifer Haley play, using an interesting and flexible set from Donnie Woodard (those doors on wheels).
The problem with the production is having only four people, with each playing many roles
Kodi James is Trevor, Ryan, Jared, Blake and Zombiekiller14 (with a headset).
I recognize the need to keep casts small in these economic times but these multi-role productions can be very confusing as a result.
Overall, it’s a parent’s worst nightmare, out-of-control kids obsessed with hunting zombies and parents with their own problems, deep in the heart of some suburb.
Director Katie Mallinson and assistant director Ben Michael Moran have chosen the theatrical gallop as the way to make this work and it does.
Mostly, these aren’t pleasant people, particularly Brendan Didio’s Steve, dealing with daughter Leslie (I think) (Araia Heathcott).
It’s the kind of play where an audience member can be clueless about what’s going on, particularly here with the shifting roles and a relatively short running time.
There are moments, like Zombiekiller14 and Joy, his mother (Heathcott), as they get carried away with a confused parent and a son fighting zombies on his laptops.
“Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom” is a fascinating look at a plot line going back at least to the Greeks and a playwright looking at today, with a production based on actors honing their crafts.

A.W.

© Copyright 2023 - Speakupwny.com
hosted by Online Media, Inc
Buffalo Web Design and Web Hosting

Top of Page

Buffalo Theatre District
Reviews
Latest Headlines




A PITCH FROM SATCHEL PAIGE African American Cultural Center/Paul Robeson Theatre
PRELUDE TO A KISS Allendale Theatre/Bellissima Productions
BUFFALO QUICKIES Alleyway Theatre Cabaret
HAMLET Compass Performing Arts Center/Brazen-Faced Varlets
THE POLISH CLEANING LADY'S DAUGHTER African American Cultural Center/Paul Robeson Theatre
NEIGHBORHOOD 3: Requisition of Doom Kavinoky Theatre
FAUCI AND KRAMER Canterbury Woods Performing Arts Center/First Look Buffalo Theatre Company
GRUMPY OLD MEN: The Musical 4410 Bailey Ave, Amherst/O'Connell & Company
THE BOWLING PLAY Shea's Smith Theatre/Second Generation Theatre
BETRAYAL Andrews Theatre/Irish Classical Theatre Company
THE LIGHT FANTASTIC Road Less Traveled Productions
BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical Medaille College/MusicalFare Theatre
THE FOLKS AT HOME Alleyway Theatre
FUNNY GIRL Shea's Buffalo
KINDERTRANSPORT Maxine & Robert Seller Theatre/Jewish Repertory Theatre



Buffalo Web hosting and Buffalo Web Design By OnLineMedia, Inc
www.olm1.com

Part of
www.onlinebuffalo.com