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The Talking Heads: "Bash," at the Village Theatre through August 8
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2009-08-03 12:50:09

Jessica Sheridan in BashNeil LaBute's Bash - the debut presentation from the newly formed Phoenix Theatre Company - finds three of the author's short plays performed in succession, and in the middle of its first offering, actor Chris White rises from his chair, walks to its back, removes his suit coat, and then sits down again. In movie parlance, this is what would be known as Bash's "action scene."


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Bachelor Party: "The Boys Next Door," at the Village Theatre through July 19
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2009-07-10 12:00:00

Jason Platt, Jerry Wolking, Eddie Staver III, Matt Mercer, and Jacob Kendall in The Boys Next DoorDirector Lora Adams' Village Theatre production of The Boys Next Door opens and closes on the solitary figure of actor Jason Platt, and his portrayal here begs the question: Is there anything the man can't do?


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Pas de Deux Times Two: “The Last Five Years,” at the Village Theatre through June 13, and the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through June 14
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2009-06-08 12:00:00

Dana Joel Nicholson and Allison Collins-Elfline in the Riverbend Theatre Collective's The Last Five YearsJason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years is perhaps the best-known, most widely adored American musical that, in all likelihood, you've never heard of. Unless, that is, you're well-versed in modern musical theatre, in which case Brown's two-character, mostly dialogue-free offering probably isn't familiar so much as borderline-legendary.


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War Brides: "Trojan Women," at the Village Theatre through May 31
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2009-05-24 22:04:29

Samuel Javaherian and the Trojan WomenThe Prenzie Players' presentation of Euripides' The Trojan Women, adapted by Richard Lattimore, runs just over an hour, and I can't imagine who would want it to last longer than that. There's so much anguish and grief on display, and the material appears so deeply felt by director Jill Sullivan-Bennin's cast, that the production leaves you not just haunted, but shaken; it's questionable whether either the actors or the audience could endure two hours of such extreme emotional states.


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The Parent Trap(s): "Going Back Naked: Two Plays by Local Playwrights," at the Village Theatre through May 10
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2009-05-04 12:51:07

Maggie Woolley and Tracy Pelzer-Timm in Dream a Little Dream of MeIn the loveliest segment of the one-act monologue Going Back Naked - the first half of New Ground Theatre's Going Back Naked: Two Plays by Local Playwrights - author Melissa McBain, portraying herself, reads from her late mother's 70-year-old love letters, and lands on a passage wherein her Mom refers to the children she hopes to one day have with her young paramour. Marveling that she was being thought of a full decade before she was actually born, McBain takes a beat and smiles, and addresses her absent mother in tones of longing and wonder: "You imagined me."


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