The plot of Othello is simple enough. An army general, Othello, a Moor, marries above his social station and outside his race. Also, he has chosen a young lieutenant, Michael Cassio, as his second-in-command.
There’s nothing I love more than seeing young people participate in live theater, and I have a real soft spot for the works of Shakespeare. So I looked forward to experiencing Washington University’s production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
The Winter’s Tale experience starts promisingly when audience members are issued necklace badges instead of tickets to enter, which are examined by a couple of sober, black-clad guards using laser pointers.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a delightful play in its own right, but in the hands of the amazing director Chris Anthony and the superb choreographer Heather Beal, the Shakespeare favorite is transformed into a production that rocks to a disco beat.
At the core of The Merry Wives of Windsor are two smart, vivacious and often vicious women, Mistress Page played by Jamie Marble, and Mistress Ford played by Suki Peters.
It's a happy romp! It's a silly, illogical, lovely tale! And it's a hit! It's New Line Theatre's immensely enjoyable new offering, the musical comedy version of Two Gentlemen of Verona.
The level of professionalism in Saint Louis University Theatre's production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is astounding; the towering set, the luscious costumes, the actors, the technical precision, even the music blends and swirls into a delicious sauce of classic theater.
He conjures storms, renders his enemies defenseless, creates Hollywood spectacles out of thin air, and even arranges for a handsome prince to fall in love with his daughter. Marvel Comics should create such a superhero.
If I were to tell you everything I didn't like about SLS's production of Jane Martin's Anton in Show Business, this page would be blank. In fact, I loved it all so much that Alvy Singer would say, “I lurved it.” It is a funny, touching and even profound script (but never sentimental—that is discouraged in the dialogue) extremely well-played as directed by Carolyne Hood with impeccable timing and amazing grace.