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Musical Heirs: "Henry the Sixth: Richard, Duke of York," at Lincoln Park on July 26
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2009-07-21 12:00:00

Phillip Tunnicliff and Jacob Lyon in Henry the Sixth: Richard, Duke of YorkMichael King has appeared in so many Genesius Guild productions, and has delivered such consistently outstanding performances, that it's easy to take the actor/director's copious talents for granted. Yet the experience of watching him as the scheming Richard III in the Guild's Henry the Sixth: Richard, Duke of York - the concluding half of director Don Wooten's two-part presentation of Henry plays - is so startling, exhilarating, and fresh that it's almost as though you're seeing the actor for the very first time. Stage work as profoundly inspired as King's is a night of unforgettable theatre unto itself. Then again, very little about this production isn't a thrill.


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Henry Gale: “Henry the Sixth: The Contention,” at Lincoln Park on July 25
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2009-07-14 12:00:00

Grace Pheiffer and Andy Curtiss in Henry the Sixth: The ContentionEven if you didn't know that Genesius Guild's Henry the Sixth: The Contention was an amalgamation of Shakespeare's Henry VI: Parts I and II - with Part III opening on July 17 - and didn't know that the production was directed and adapted by Guild founder Don Wooten, it's likely that your first glimpse at the program would be enough to intimidate you.


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Thankyouverymuch: "All Shook Up," at the Prospect Park Auditorium through July 19
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2009-07-13 12:00:00

Melissa Anderson Clark and Bryan Tank in All Shook UpThe Shakespeare-inspired Elvis Presley pastiche All Shook Up is too inconsequential and ridiculous - gloriously so - to feature anything resembling a moral. But if pressed, you could probably fashion one from the words of its motorcycle-riding hero, Chad: "It's like my daddy used to say: 'In the right light, with the right liquor, anyone can fall for anyone.'"


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Slaying His Way to the Top: "Richard III," at Riverside Theatre's Festival Stage through July 10
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2009-06-23 14:39:01
Review: Richard III

Dennis Fox and Tim Budd in Richard IIITheatergoers, be forewarned: Richard III is not for the faint of heart. Riverside Theatre's production of the Shakespearian play is not only packed with violence, death, and one of the freakiest kings in English history; it's also three hours long. But for those who choose to stick it out, this Iowa City show is well worth the time. Directed by Kristin Horton, Richard III packs a punch that may just leave you breathless.


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Bottom’s Up: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at the Riverside Theatre's Festival Stage through July 12
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2009-06-16 19:27:58

Laura Ambrose and Martin Andrews in A Midsummer Night's DreamIt's mid-June, and love is in the air... particularly for the actors in Riverside Theatre's Shakespeare Festival who are performing A Midsummer Night's Dream. This Iowa City show boasts stellar performers and a beautiful outdoor stage in City Park - the perfect combination for a magical evening of great theatre. Under Ron Clark's direction, Midsummer lives up to its reputation as Shakespeare's sexiest play, bawdy jokes and all.


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