Melancholy John Ford was more ‘himself’ and less ‘Shakespearean’ than other less bold Cavalier dramatists.View More THE BROKEN HEART (Quintessence): Dark matter
Oscar Wilde once wrote to a friend that his two books of fairy tales were intended “partly for children and partly for those who have…View More WILDE TALES (Quintessence): Where the WILDE things are
As always with an Alexander Burns production, imagery is rife, props are creative, and jokes come as much from sight gags as from dialogue.View More THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Quintessence): Swordplay and horseplay combine in a breezy adaptation
There are plenty of things to thrill over in Quintessence Theatre Group’s stirring, and impressively-performed, MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA. Director Alex Burns and his well-picked ensemble continue to impress.View More MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA (Quintessence): America’s Ghosts Return to Haunt
I hope one day to see (and understand) a Moliere play in the original French, though as I’m not doing anything about that desire except…View More THE MISANTHROPE (Quintessence): What’s not to like?
Two main threads run through George Bernard Shaw’s plays: social critique (he was an early member of the socialist Fabian society) and sharp observant humor.…View More ARMS AND THE MAN (Quintessence) plays up the farce