Blue Man Group is known for their highly theatrical productions – part concert, part comedy, part multi-media extraveganza.
A hilarious look at a young writer's spiritual quest for the perfect personification of his personal Jesus.
You gotta hand it to a small company that takes on Lysistrata—that classic bawdy anti-war comedy that Aristophanes wrote two thousand four hundred twenty-three years ago. So Clayton Community Theatre and its large ensemble of actors deserve a big hand—if only for sheer guts. We need to see the classics once in a while.
At the turn of the 20th century, radium was celebrated as a miracle drug. We know today that radiation can be useful in treating cancer and other diseases. We also know that radiation can cause cancer and other diseases. Back then, a few successes in treating cancer led to a fad for putting radium in a variety of tonics that were supposed to be good for whatever ailed you.
Somebody at R-S Theatrics likes weird. Last year, they produced a staged reading of Andrew Hinderaker's play Suicide, Incorporated. Now they're doing a fully staged production of Suicide, Incorporated. Actually, it's not that much more fully staged that the previous, pretty fully staged one – well staged in both cases.
A lot of terrific acting happens in English playwright Chloe Moss's This Wide Night on the West End Players Guild's stage in the Union Avenue Christian Church. Things can get pretty intense in the 90 minutes or so of this two-character play.
I have a friend who says he loves directing Shakespeare because it’s so easy to do. Just don’t get in the playwright’s way and you can’t lose. I think the same could be said of the better Gilbert and Sullivan operettas as well. Don’t mess with G&S and you’re golden.
Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten have made careers – one could say an industry – out of writing comedies about an ethnic group that it is safe to laugh at, Southern whites, usually Texans.
Detective-Inspector Frost failed to solve the apparent kidnapping and probable murder of a baby a dozen years ago in a small English village. Now he's returned to Waverton to try to finish the job before he retires. Welcomed on his first visit, now nobody wants him around.
Fences fills the 1950s slot in August Wilson's magnificent creation of plays for each decade of the 20th century. For me, it is one of the best.
The Aquila Theatre returns again to the Edison with Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite its many good qualities I was disappointed in this solid but strange production.
In 1859, Baltimore was home to 25,000 free blacks but with abolitionism and talk of secession growing their world is changing. 'Facing the Shadows', a Black Rep premiere of a play by Sheila Payton performing at the Missouri History Museum, tells the story of a group of women trying to live a free life confronted with a run-away slave and a potentially life-changing decision.