THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT D'Youville University/Kavinoky Theatre
In the writing business, you have the writers and the editors who check the writers.
In the heavyweight writing field…think The New Yorker…there are also designated fact-checkers who double check everything, right down to written notes.
Jun 25, 2022, 12:40
THE ONION GAME Andrews Theatre/Irish Classical Theatre Company
They all deserve each other.
Jun 9, 2022, 21:21
SPUNK Ujima Theatre
“Spunk” is a fascinating look at two phases of the Black portion of American literature.
The play was adapted by top-flight writer and director George C. Wolfe, familiar from his long history with August Wilson, from the work of writer and sociologist Zora Neale Hurston, written decades earlier.
May 28, 2022, 17:26
MODERN ORTHODOX Maxine & Robert Seller Theatre/Jewish Repertory Theatre
Theater is built around tropes, premises which the audience will quickly grasp and move on to the situation of this particular play.
May 22, 2022, 00:18
THE OREGON TRAIL Alleyway Theatre
For generations, movies and TV shows about backstage life have been staples of the entertainment venues, “42nd Street” or “A Star is Born.”
Why not video games?
May 21, 2022, 12:14
DAMN YANKEES Ken-Ton Elmwood Commons/O'Connell & Company
In this age of constant sports on TV, cable, streaming, anywhere, a shrinking few know that back in the Fifties, the National Pastime…baseball…dominated sports.
May 13, 2022, 11:21
LITTLE WOMEN...NOW Road Less Traveled Poductions/RLTP Theatre
Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” is one of those canon books for young women.
Apr 30, 2022, 13:16
THE OTHER JOSH COHEN Daemen College/MusicalFare Theatre
Probably everyone knows someone who has a name common enough that there is someone else with the same name or even nickname that there is occasional confusion.
Apr 29, 2022, 16:24
CYRANO DE BERGERAC Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
Edmond Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” is usually seen as a play about a poetic guy with a big nose and love for his cousin Roxane (Deborah Hay).
It’s also a play about war, loyalty and social distancing.
Apr 15, 2022, 20:55
BERSERKER Alleyway Theatre
This isn’t some tale of really crazed Vikings or the AI death stars of Fred Saberhagen’s “Berserker” novels.
Apr 8, 2022, 21:53
STAGE KISS Andrews Theatre/Irish Classical Theatre Company
Anyone who follows the web religiously will find some amazing clickbait, like the personal relationship between actors involved in kissing or sex on stage or on camera.
Apr 2, 2022, 17:15
WORKING: The Musical Ken-Ton Elmwood Commons/'Connell & Company
Musical entertainment is traditionally built around rich people, you know, those Astaire and Rogers films with the men in tail coats and the women in full length dresses and still managing to dance.
Apr 1, 2022, 13:01
CONSTELLATIONS Shea's Smith Theater/Second Generation Theatre
Parallel and alternative universes are a routine trope of science fiction.
Mar 25, 2022, 14:58
THE CHILDREN The New Phoenix Theatre/Red Thread Theatre
Back in 1986 when stupidity and incompetence led to the Chernobyl nuclear plant blowing up and spreading radiation far and wide, some workers volunteered to go back into the plant to help shut it down and ease the flow of radiation.
Mar 23, 2022, 13:27
FALL FROM THE GRACE OF GOD American Repertory Theater of WNY. Compass Performing Afts Center
Assemblies of one-act plays on stage aren’t anything new locally.
Mar 18, 2022, 18:28