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Verse and a Chorus: “The Tragedy of Sarah Klein,” at the Nighswander Theatre through September 26
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2010-09-20 12:00:00

Bill Ingersoll, Adam Overberg, Bill Peiffer, and Andrew Cole in The Tragedy of Sarah KleinThere’s a charming naïveté at the core of the Internet Players’ debut production of The Tragedy of Sarah Klein, as the playwright’s perspective seems to be one often observed in college students and recent graduates – a belief that “I am one of the very few who sees certain injustices in the world, and I, alone, can wake the world up to them.” Wake-up calls of this sort are often attempted with protests, targeted vandalism, or, in the case of Sarah Klein, the stroke of a pen, yet while the Internet Players’ Thursday-night performance was poetic in word and impressive in scope – particularly in playwright/director Nathan Porteshawver’s staging – it was also pretentious and, at times, dull.


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'Net Gain: The Internet Players Debut with Nathan Porteshawver's "The Tragedy of Sarah Klein," Opening September 16
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2010-09-10 12:00:00

Don Faust, Dawson Tucker, Regan Tucker, Alexa Florence, Andrew Cole, Bill Peiffer, and Ruby Nancy in The Tragedy of Sarah KleinIt’s doubtful anyone needs to be told that launching a new theatre company – particularly in an area already rife with theatre companies – can be a risky venture, which is likely why Quad Cities-based organizations have tended to debut with relatively low-risk offerings. In 2008, the Harrison Hilltop Theatre chose to stage, as its first production, David Auburn’s intimate, four-character drama Proof; a week later, the Curtainbox Theatre Company arrived on the scene with Three Viewings, a trio of Jeffrey Hatcher monologues.

And what is Davenport native Nathan Porteshawver, the founder of the Internet Players, presenting for his new theatre company’s debut offering? An original drama that Porteshawver himself wrote.

In verse.

With a cast of 17 actors.

And nine musicians.


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