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Long Night's Journey into Day: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" at the District Theatre through April 16
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2016-04-04 12:00:00

Patti Flaherty, Jonathan Grafft, James Driscoll, and Jenny Winn in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Let's say you're a young, male biology professor who has landed a job at a small New England college. After a faculty party and lots of drinking, you and your wife are invited for a nightcap at the home of a middle-aged history professor whose sexually charged spouse happens to be the college president's daughter. It's 2 a.m., the liquor keeps coming, and your hosts start to argue. Do you stay? Of course you do. What could go wrong?!

This is the setup for Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee's Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the latest offering at the District Theatre. And after attending the April 1 performance, I have a newfound reverence for Albee’s words as performed by its four actors. The play, which mixes emotions, reality, and symbolism into a thought-provoking commentary on the society and values of its time, has to be truly understood by the actors and director for the performance to work. Happily, director/set designer Tristan Layne Tapscott and company provided a visceral theatre experience that was intimate, revealing, shocking, at times uncomfortable … and pretty darned amazing.
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A Coupla Theatre Guys Sittin’ Around Talkin’: Mike Schulz and Thom White Discuss 2014's Area Stage Scene
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2014-12-18 12:00:00

the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse's Irving Berlin's White ChristmasIf you’re new to this almost-annual recap, what follows is my conversation with Reader theatre reviewer Thom White about the area’s stage stage over the past 12 months.

If you’re not new to it, you know the drill. Clear some time, grab a snack, and enjoy!


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Nuts in the Belfry: "Bat Boy: The Musical," at the QC Theatre Workshop through November 9
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2014-10-27 12:00:00

Calvin Vo in Bat Boy: The Musical, photo by Jessica Sheridan, Shared Light PhotographyIt was with eager anticipation that I sat down to watch Friday’s performance of the QC Theatre Workshop’s Bat Boy: The Musical, especially knowing that Calvin Vo would be portraying the title role.


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You Say You Want a Revolution?: "Les Misérables," at the Prospect Park Auditorium through June 22
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2014-06-16 12:00:00

Patrick Downing, Dan Pepper, Rob Keech, Mark McGinn, and Quincy Keele in Les MiserablesQuad City Music Guild’s Les Misérables has the look and feel of the local community theatre producing its own, specific version of the Broadway favorite, with its music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. And that delights me, given that I wanted to see the group’s take on this much-loved musical, rather than an attempt to recreate one of its previous stagings.


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One-Hundred-Word Moments in Time: Thom White, and a Few Others, on the Year in Theatre
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2013-12-23 12:00:00

Cara Chumbley, Lora Adams, Brad Hauskins, and Rachelle Walljasper in Things My Mother Taught MeAnother year of area stage productions has come and gone, and wanting to try something different this December, Reader theatre reviewer Thom White and I thought we’d bypass our traditional, end-of-year postmortem in favor of an alternate approach: requesting 100-words-or-fewer submissions from our readers on what people found particularly memorable about the 2013 stage scene. “It’ll be something new!” we thought. “It’ll be exciting! It’ll be filled with fresh voices that aren’t ours!” And, I must admit, we were dazzled with the overall response.

Well, “dazzled” may be overstating it.

Hmmm ... what’s the word I’m looking for ... ?

“Mortified,” maybe ... ?


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