Tag Archives: Ben Carlson

The Changeling

Written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley Directed by Jackie Maxwell High Speed Havoc is how Jackie Maxwell described her production of The Changeling. And high speed it was! As with the only other Middleton play we have seen (The … Continue reading

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Timon of Athens

Director – Stephen Ouimette Starring Joseph Zeigler as Timon, Josue Laboucane as the Poet, Mike Nadajewski as the Painter, Michael Spencer Davis as Flavius (Timon’s steward), Ben Carlson as Apemantus and Tim Campbell as Alcibiades. Everyone says this is a … Continue reading

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The Taming of the Shrew

A difficult play at the best of times, but perhaps even more so in today’s climate of concern about stopping violence against women. Past productions were so focused on how to handle the last scene – does Kate submit or … Continue reading

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The Sound of Music

I thought it would be fun, as the music is so familiar and enjoyable, and Donna Feore certainly knows how to direct a musical. I was blown away by Stephanie Rothenberg as Maria. She was simply perfect. Charming, pretty, and … Continue reading

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Mother Courage

Because I had never seen this play, I decided to buy the script and read it in advance. Doing so left me interested and curious: how could this thing be staged to make any sense? Martha Henry managed it with … Continue reading

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Blithe Spirit

If you like Noel Coward and are in the mood for fun, this is the play to see. Sean McKenna is at her comic best as Madame Arcati. The costumes, the dance and the Margaret Atwood hair are all just … Continue reading

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Mary Stuart

Biases must be declared up front – I love watching both Seana McKenna and Lucy Peacock and would probably pay to see them read a cereal box. To see them in this play was a great pleasure. How many plays … Continue reading

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