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Song Ignites Circa '21's "Smoke on the Mountain" PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Paula Jolly   
Thursday, 28 September 2000 18:00
You know what they say about smoke and fire, and you’ll find a blaze in Circa 21’s production of Connie Ray’s Smoke on the Mountain. The kindling is Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe’s rather lethargic congregation. The match is the Sanders family, a traveling evangelical musical group. Put the two together and a foot-tapping, spirit-lifting evening of song erupts.

Richmond Hill Barn Theatre Play Is No "Plastic" Production: "The Man with the Plastic Sandwich" PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Paula Jolly   
Wednesday, 13 September 2000 18:00
It’s impossible to guess the content of Roger Karshner’s The Man with the Plastic Sandwich by its title. Is the setting a cooking show? Is the “man” a toy-maker creating plastic food for those miniature ovens lining the aisles of local toy stores? One certainly won’t expect the play to be about a man suffering through a midlife crisis brought on by being fired from his job after 20 years of loyal service.

Fickle Weather Can't Spoil an Evening With Genesius Guild's "Richard III" PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Paula Jolly   
Tuesday, 01 August 2000 18:00
What a weekend it was for battles in the Quad Cities. Professional golfers matched strokes at the John Deere Classic. WCW wrestlers brawled at The MARK. But a battle of wits – a wrestling match of a subtler kind – was found at Rock Island’s Lincoln Park on Saturday night in the Genesius Guild production of Shakespeare’s Richard III.

Go Off to See "The Wizard": Countryside Community Theatre's "The Wizard of Oz" PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Reviews
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 25 July 2000 18:00
One of the most difficult challenges directors face when working with a classic – particularly one such as The Wizard of Oz – is maintaining their vision while honoring the cherished memories every audience member holds. Georgia Jecklin, the director of Countryside Community Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz, accomplished this difficult challenge in a delightfully creative way.

Iowa Summer Rep’s Waves Settle Down with "Seascape," at the University of Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Oz Torres   
Monday, 24 July 2000 18:00
Seascape, the final production of the University of Iowa’s Summer Rep season (called “Making Waves: An Edward Albee Festival”), is an interesting variation on a well-worn theme of the playwright: introspection.

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