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Playcrafters Knocks "Rounding Third" Out of the Park PDF Print E-mail
Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 14 March 2006 18:00

At roughly the halfway point of Richard Dresser’s two-man comedy Rounding Third – currently playing at the Playcrafters Barn Theatre – Michael (Jim Driscoll), a sweet-tempered assistant Little League coach, asks the team’s boisterous head coach, Don (Fred Harris Jr.), if they might enjoy a moment of silence; Michael and Don have shared a continual, often exasperated dialogue over several weeks of team play, and Michael wonders if perhaps quiet would be preferable to jabber. “Oh no,” says Don. “We don’t know each other well enough to not talk.”

 
The Power of the Witness PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 28 February 2006 18:00
The idea started with a traffic jam. “This was two years ago,” says local poet and storyteller Shellie Moore Guy, regarding the origin of her domestic-abuse performance piece Healing Waters: I Will Carry My Sister’s Pain.

 
Stalking Points: New Ground Theatre's "Boy Gets Girl" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 28 February 2006 18:00
New Ground Theatre’s presentation of Rebecca Gilman’s stalker drama Boy Gets Girl is sensationally entertaining stuff – the most consistently smartly acted and directed work I’ve yet seen from this organization – and the production becomes all the more impressive when you realize just how easily it could have proven unbearable.

 
Gag Reflex: "The Sunshine Boys" at the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 21 February 2006 18:00
Let me preface my review of the Richmond Hill Players’ The Sunshine Boys by saying that if the material itself makes you laugh, you may well be a fan of this production, and at Thursday’s opening-night performance, there were quite a few laughers among us.

 
Communications Expert: Dave Bonde Directs "A Lie of the Mind" for St. Ambrose PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 14 February 2006 18:00

 

Like many who wind up pursuing a life in the theatre, Camanche, Iowa, native Dave Bonde never intended to;

his plan was to secure a B.A. in Mass Communication. Yet after appearing in his first theatrical production at St. Ambrose University in 1991, Bonde found himself hooked by the allure of the stage, partly because of its connection to his own field of study.

 
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