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Cry (for) Babies: "La Llorona," at the Harrison Hilltop Theatre through April 4 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Monday, 30 March 2009 05:58

Steven Quartell and Asastasiya Bauswell in La LloronaThe Harrison Hilltop Theatre's latest presentation is playwright Kathleen Anderson-Curado's La Llorona, and you won't be reading the review I originally set out to write, because after more than 1,000 words of trying, I couldn't find a way to finish it.

 
This Boy's Life: "Thom Pain (based on nothing)," at the Harrison Hilltop Theatre through March 21 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Monday, 16 March 2009 06:47

James Bleecker II in Thom Pain (based on nothing)The Harrison Hilltop Theatre's latest offering is the 65-minute solo presentation Thom Pain (based on nothing). Yet its title seems more than a little inaccurate, because by the time this rather astounding monologue reaches its climax, it seems to have been based on everything: truths and fabrications and suppositions and dreams, and on the audience's expectations and perceptions not only of theatre, but of life itself.

 
Affair Play: "Murder at the Howard Johnson's," at the Playcrafters Barn Theatre through March 22 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Monday, 16 March 2009 06:43

Monta Ponsetto, Gary Koos, and Jeff Adamson in Murder at the Howard Johnson'sFew things are tougher, or more pointless, to explain than the reasoning behind why a joke is funny. I think I've got a topper, though: The reasoning for why a joke isn't funny - at least to you - even though a hundred-plus people are roaring at it.

 
Bard Optimal: "Much Ado About Nothing," at the Village Theatre through March 15 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Monday, 09 March 2009 06:45

Cait Bodenbender and Aaron E. Sullivan in Much Ado About NothingWith the current Much Ado About Nothing, I've now attended 10 presentations by the classical-theatre troupe the Prenzie Players, and perhaps fittingly, it's maybe the most sheerly Prenzie Prenzie production I've yet seen.

 
Nun's Sense: "Doubt: A Parable," at the Harrison Hilltop Theatre through March 8 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Monday, 02 March 2009 07:44

Jessica Stratton, Melissa McBain, and Jeremy Mahr in DoubtThere's a special thrill you get from a stage work that seems not just beautifully, but perfectly cast, and following the curtain call for the Green Room's Friday-evening presentation of Doubt: A Parable - currently playing at the Harrison Hilltop Theatre - that thrill stuck with me for the rest of the night, and into the next day.

 
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