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Sunday, 06 April 2014 22:04

They Had Me at ‘Wilkommen’: ‘Cabaret’

Written by Andrea Braun
‘Cabaret’ tells the story of the last days of the Weimer Republic before the Nazis seized power and engineered one of the most horrifying chapters in recorded history. Fittingly, the show is set in a decadent cabaret, the Kit Kat…
“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” is a delightful, sometimes intense, sometimes funny, almost always true-to-life glimpse into the complex and challenging personal relationships of five 20-to-30 something, on-again, off-again friends who were asked to be bridesmaids in “Tracy’s” wedding.…
St. Louis Shakespeare closes its 29th season with the Bard's most imitated, and perhaps his most famous, play of all, "Romeo and Juliet." This timeless tale of young love and old grudges is filled with memorable lines and enduring characters…
Expressing the intimacy of a relationship, and the pain of loss, can be a difficult task for actors. Translating these very personal emotions and character choices from the silver screen to the stage is doubly hard. When songs, choreography and…
The Webster Conservatory has revived Craig Lucas’ fantastical little comedy, "Reckless", from 1983.  We find Rachel, a pretty young wife and mother, experiencing an attack of euphoria on Christmas Eve.   Rachel (as more than one critic has said) is something…
Sunday, 30 March 2014 13:06

'Betrayal'-Pinter at his purest

Written by Steve Callahan
Harold Pinter is one of the few playwrights who have become adjectives: you know, like “Shakespearean”, “Shavian”, “Chekhovian”, “Brechtian”.  We so easily say “Pinteresque” to convey that sense of muted menace seeping through the cracks of mundane detail in his…
That Uppity Theatre Company and VITAL Voice recently presented their third annual "Briefs:a Festival of Short LGBT Plays" La Perla. The show's run performed to sold out audiences every matinee and evening, a testament to the production's growing popularity and…
"Never Mind the Why and Wherefore" is still merrily dancing and skipping in my ear.   Will I ever get it out?   Why in the world would I want to?
The Rep has opened that hilarious backstage slap-stick sex-farce, "Noises Off".  This amazing play by Michael Frayn has left audiences breathless with laughter since 1982 when it won both the Olivier and the Evening Standard awards for Best Comedy.  With…
The New Jewish Theatre's presentation of "The Price" is an artfully staged, well-acted production that fully embraces the essential themes of playwright Arthur Miller. There's layered intention in every line and the cast, with strong, purposeful direction from Bruce Longworth,…
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