INFORMED CONSENT (Lantern): A strange kind of ethics

The play has a compelling point to make about the diversity of truth and mutual respect, but in the end, it’s difficult to take the argument seriously.

TOMMY AND ME (Theatre Exile): There am I in the midst of them

TOMMY AND ME does a lot to make itself likable. Didinger’s love for McDonald is evident and provides a herculean effort towards making the play work. It’s incredibly tempting to allow yourself to be swept away in a sea of sincerity.

THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA (Shakespeare in Clark Park): A nice night in the park

The production, though occasionally troubled, can still put a finger on the pulse of Shakespeare at its best.

ROSEBURG (New City Stage): A difficult thing to talk about

Two stories are retold in parallel structure—the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the 2015 Umpqua Community College shooting.

When is a film not a film? Beckett’s FILM (1965) and Lipman’s NOTFILM (2015)

Somewhat perplexingly, neither Film nor Notfilm are films nearly to the extent that each is a picture of a feeling.