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“The Boys Room”

“The Boys Room”

This is a "Dark comedy" ( a title that Johnson doesn't appreciate) but has many touching and funny moments. There is a lot of use of the "F - word", but even when used by Ron's daughter, Roann ( a dynamic performance by young Allison Torem who many of us have watched grow [Read More]

Sex With Strangers”

Sex With Strangers”

Written by Laura Eason ( a member of The Lookingglass Theatre Company) this is a solid story about two personalities who come together, but even though one feels they "were meant to be" what they have never evolves to what they had hoped for. Directed by Jessica Thebus, who [Read More]

“Shining City”

“Shining City”

As we watch the stories unfold ( the stories being the mindset of our two main characters), we begin to think about what might happen to each and at the end, while it appears that John has indeed overcome his fears and guilt, we are not altogether sure about the path that [Read More]

“Being Harold Pinter”

“Being Harold Pinter”

This is true "political theater" utilizing actual transcripts from Belarusian political prisoners telling their stories and adding excerpts from Pinter's works. This is dark ( with some comic moments) theater that deals with politics and the boundaries between what is real [Read More]

“Reasons To Be Pretty”

“Reasons To Be Pretty”

This is an intense look at relationships and one of the fastest 90 minutes of theater I have seen of late. Each character, flawed as they may be, is real and may in fact appear to be someone that you know, or perhaps, if you truly look in the mirror, you! Directed by [Read More]

“The Trinity River Plays”

“The Trinity River Plays”

This is billed as a "trilogy" rather than a three act play ( 3 hours-15 minutes with two intermissions) which is a bit misleading as the stories, while bound together by the characters, depend and in fact ,rely on each other to make it complete. That being said, this [Read More]

“Three Tall Women”

“Three Tall Women”

MASTERFUL! This would be the best way to describe Court Theatre's dazzlingly beautiful production of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize Winning "Three Tall Women". Albee wrote this piece soon after the death of his adoptive mother and as we watch the story unfold we see just [Read More]

“Toy Story 3″ takes to the ice

“Toy Story 3″ takes to the ice

The Feld Entertainment Company, leaders in "family entertainment" bringing entertainment that will lift the human spirit and create lifelong memories that can be shared for years and years. Now, they are bringing the hit animated film, "Toy Story 3" to life at both the [Read More]

Whoopi comes to The Horseshoe

Whoopi comes to The Horseshoe

Get ready "The View" fans- Whoopi Goldberg is coming to our area for one night only to help celebrate "Black History Month" at The Venue. The big night is Friday,February 11th, and while the theater is large ( roughly 2,400 seats) tickets will sll out quickly, so you can [Read More]

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Over the years, I have learned to love the work that Lifeline Theatre has done in doing adaptations of children's stories and adding music to many. Their current production, "Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch" is an adorable hour of solid storytelling. Based on the book by [Read More]

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“The Opera comes to The Historic Pickwick Theatre”

These are poor artists, facing hardship each day, so in reality, although the story is about love and romance, it is [Read More]

“Top Girls” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Top Girls” review by Lawrence Riordan

Nothing I write can do justice to the depth, strength, and nuance with which each of these actresses tackles her role, [Read More]

“Rapture, Blister, Burn “

“Rapture, Blister, Burn “

The two main characters, Catherine (a powerful performance by Jennifer Coombs), an author and professor on the topic of [Read More]

Tween heaven for my grandkids

Tween heaven for my grandkids

The performers were delightful, posing with the kids in special ways and making them feel that they were just as [Read More]

“Spike Heels”

“Spike Heels”

and after getting to know this character, I doubt that she could ever have fallen in love with either of the men in [Read More]

“Red Bud”

“Red Bud”

This is their annual trip to "Red Bud", a championship Motocross Rave, somewhere in the rural countryside. While they [Read More]

“Spinning Into Butter” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Spinning Into Butter” review by Lawrence Riordan

focusing too much discourse ultimately interferes with human interaction, and shows that, at least in this play, that [Read More]