An enterprising Everyman Theatre board member calculated there are 152 laughs in Noises Off.  Surely, he jests. There is easily three times that number in Everyman’s gonzo production under the banana-peel direction of artistic director Vincent M. ...

 

Noises Off at Everyman, “… delirious depiction of backstage dramatics” (review) and more...



Noises Off at Everyman, “… delirious depiction of backstage dramatics” (review)

An enterprising Everyman Theatre board member calculated there are 152 laughs in Noises Off.  Surely, he jests. There is easily three times that number in Everyman’s gonzo production under the banana-peel direction of artistic director Vincent M. Lancisi. The resident company aces the split-second timing needed to pull off British playwright Michael Frayn’s 1982 backstage, […]

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$900 Ticket Giveaway to see Broadway’s Florence Lacey in Kaleidoscope this weekend

Thanks to the generosity of Creative Cauldron, we can award 15 pairs of tickets to the closing weekend of the new musical Kaleidoscope.    From Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith (The Turn of the Screw and Monsters of the Villa Diodati ) Kaleidoscope follows a legendary Broadway performer on her comeback tour. The aging star attempts to […]

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Polarbear performs Mouth Open, Story Jump Out (review)

How do you know the difference between a story and a lie? According to British spoken word artist Polarbear (aka Steven Camden), a lie is selfish, but a story is a gift. If that is the case, Polarbear’s engaging autobiographical one man show for children 8 years and older, Mouth Open, Story Jump Out, is […]

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Side Effects, a doctor struggles to survive in an unforgiving heath care system (review)

Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s new rep of healthcare plays—Mercy Killers and Side Effects, both written and performed by Michael Milligan – tackle the broken nature of America’s healthcare system—supposedly the greatest in the world. Side Effects focuses on the less-often-considered side of the doctor-patient divide—that of the burned-out physician, equally frustrated and thwarted by a broken system […]

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Mercy Killers shows the human toll of a broken healthcare system (review)

“If you want to change something by Tuesday, theater is no good. Journalism is what does that,” playwright Tom Stoppard once said. “But, if you want to just alter the chemistry of the moral matrix, then theater has a longer half-life.” So, it’s a credit to Taffety Punk Theatre Company that their new rep of […]

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