There is so much to enjoy in the acting, singing and technical presentation of Beaches.
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While ultimately a poignant tale, Next Fall is surrounded with ample comedy as it journeys to its conclusion.
Under the direction of Amber Jackson, the WSC Avant Bard production is a lively, weightless, little romp with plenty of charm.
For anyone fond of Shaw, or, for that matter, anyone who delights in the witty and thoughtful interplay of words and ideas on stage, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Teenage youth: soulful, loving, open-hearted, emotionally confused, intellectually curious, sexually blossoming, honest, full of hope and energy, victimized. Adults: tyrannical, abusive, clueless, hypocritical, closed-minded, punitive, hard-hearted, caring more about their image in the community than their children’s lives.
Ready for something unknown? Ready for an adventure? Ready to get out of the house now that the Olympics are winding down? This just might be it.
David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face is an illuminating, lively excursion into the playwright’s inner turmoil and the xenophobic suspicions evocative of a certain time in America.
When top-of-the-line acting and spectacularly good technical theater combine to bring Brecht’s vision to life with the power and immediacy of Arena’s production, it isn’t at all hard to move to the foreground of one’s mind the lives of the inevitable counterparts of Mother Courage and her children in places like present-day Syria.
With NextStop’s Richard we have a fresh way to widen our horizons and explore Shakespeare in a new way; if we are game for it. Take a chance and see for yourself.