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Heaven-Sent: "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches," at The Green Room through November 9 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 02:32

the Angels in America: Millennium Approaches ensemble Tony Kushner's Angels in America has an intimidating reputation: It's a work in two parts - Millennium Approaches and Perestroika - that earned its playwright a Pulitzer Prize; it boldly explores religion, politics, and homosexuality in Reagan's America; and its two leading figures are men recently diagnosed with AIDS. So where, in regard to The Green Room's current presentation of Millennium Approaches, do I begin in describing just how much freaking fun this show is?

 
Natty "Merchant": "The Merchant of Venice," at the Village Theatre through October 26 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 22 October 2008 02:24

Andy Koski, J.C. Luxton, and ensemble members in The Merchant of Venice After six seasons of reverse-gender casting, anachronistic details, audience interaction, and unapologetic tweaking and trimming of classical works, the happily untraditional Prenzie Players have, with their production of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, moved in a truly subversive direction: They've gone traditional. Sort of.

 
Family Feud: "Blood Wedding," at Augustana College through October 26 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 22 October 2008 02:20

Ben Webb and Veronica Smith in Blood Wedding Federico García Lorca's Blood Wedding isn't a play that's "fun" in any traditional sense of the word; you're thrown into complex states of grief and anger within this classic's first few lines of dialogue, and even the infrequent moments of levity are suffused with dread. (By all accounts, the Spanish playwright wasn't exactly a load of laughs, and for understandable reason.)

 
Jacksonville: "The Summer People" and "The Lottery," at Scott Community College through October 18 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 02:17

Patrick Joslyn and Caitlin Herrera in The Lottery The short stories of author Shirley Jackson frequently kick you in the gut. The current presentations of Jackson's The Summer People and The Lottery at Scott Community College frequently tickle your ribs.

 
The Haunting of Hilltop: "The Woman in Black," at the Harrison Hilltop Theatre through October 18 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 02:15

James Bleecker in The Woman in Black There's an awful lot going on in the Harrison Hilltop Theatre's current presentation of the ghost story The Woman in Black - including two concurrent storylines, a wealth of exposition, a pair of actors taking on multiple roles and perspectives, and sound and lighting effects galore - and it winds up being much too much. But I'm generally happier watching a theatrical production that aims for the stars and doesn't get there than one that doesn't reach at all, so it was still easy to enjoy this wildly ambitious, if ultimately disappointing, presentation; I had just enough fun at Saturday's performance to regret not having more fun.

 
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