Chris Monaco

TRANSLATIONS (Villanova): Mapping identity

When the British army renames the Irish village of Baille Baeg with an Anglicized name, the villagers must decide if it’s still the same place they’ve always known.

A WONDERFUL NOISE (Villanova): Noise but not wonderful

Michael Hollinger and Vance Lemkuhl’s musical is lacking in conflict and complexity.

MACBETH (Villanova): Ambition, conscience, fates, and kazoos

This production offers gore, unconventionality, and laughs, and certainly strikes up debates about the meaning of the play’s profound poetry.

EURYDICE (Villanova Theatre): Death is a continuation of life

Death, as experienced in director James Ijames’s comic yet movingly evocative production of Sarah Ruhl’s play, is a continuation of life.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Temple Theater): Parties and excess

The young talent the school is grooming stands out in the Temple Theater production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG.