Monthly Archives: August 2013

Othello

Fabulous. I have wanted to see Dion Johnstone play Othello for several years, a wish made even stronger by his great performance as Aaron the Moor in Titus Andronicus. It was worth the wait. Not only Johnstone, but the rest … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

It was definitely a challenge to take one of Dicken’s potboilers and turn it into a play. Michael Shamata did an admirable job. The question then is why bother? Dickens’ plots are convoluted but the oddities can be overlooked or … Continue reading

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Angels in America, parts 1 and 2

Angels in America may have been shocking when it first was produced, but this production was inspiring and up lifting. What a pleasure to see this play in a city and country that has taken a leadership role in gay … Continue reading

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Entertaining Mr Sloane

This is the third play by Joe Orton that we have seen and it is by far the most interesting. The four characters dance around each other, saying, but not saying, what they think and desire. They circle around each … Continue reading

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Taking Shakespeare

John Murrell wrote this two person play for Martha Henry, and she takes full advantage, turning in a stunning performance. Every word, every gesture, every move contributes to a complete realization of Prof. She could carry the play alone, but … Continue reading

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Our Betters

Somerset Maugham wrote this play of manners that contrasts the styles and values of the rich Americans  and the no longer quite so rich British and European men who marry them. The content seems dated, but it was still a … Continue reading

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Guys and Dolls

We were not planning to see this show, but it had such good reviews, and we had a free evening, we decided to get tickets.  We should have followed our first instincts. For some reason, this production just did not … Continue reading

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