Naomi Orwin asks: Would a woman have envisioned a different Nora? A different Torvald?View More A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 (Arden): Imagining another Nora
Lucas Hnath takes up Nora’s story fifteen years after the events of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play.View More A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 (Arden): After the slam
Quintessence Theatre dynamically brings to life Mary Shelley’s classic tale of Frankenstein and his monstrous creation in a fantastic, eerily staged productionView More FRANKENSTEIN; OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS (Quintessence Theatre): It’s Alive!!
What a funny, nasty, smart show.View More HAND TO GOD (PTC): The human comedy with sock puppets
It’s hard to know what to expect going into a children’s theater show, but this adult was quite honestly blown away.View More THE STINKY CHEESE MAN (Arden): No cheese smells this good
A remarkably original and gloriously entertaining version of the Marlowe play.View More DOCTOR FAUSTUS (Quintessence): If you want to know everything, go to hell
George Bernard Shaw’s play is presented in rich tonalities of color, light, positioning, and sound. It is wide awake.View More SAINT JOAN (Quintessence): The Maid’s new clothes
A new play by Bruce Graham considers the sadness that often underlies comedy and the need to adapt to changing styles and the struggles of life.View More FUNNYMAN (Arden): Comedy on the brink of tragedy
This visceral production explains why humans act the way that we do, and reveres love as the most sacred of experiences.View More METAMORPHOSES (Arden): A swim with the gods
The elements which displease other writers are what makes this production a success, according to Michael Fisher in review five of the ongoing Critical Mass series.View More MACBETH (Arden): Rare emotion and rarer straightforwardness [critical mass review #5]
“The magic of Shakespeare is not in his plots. Shakespeare’s genius is his poetry,”View More “My greatest challenge as a director on Shakespeare”: Alex Burns on language in MACBETH (Arden), part 2
Jessica Foley gives this week’s critical mass take on MACBETH at the Arden, part of a new review series on Phindie.View More MACBETH (Arden): Numb from the neck down, well almost [critical mass review #3]
Alexander Burns’ production of MACBETH at Arden Theatre Company is energetic and visually engaging, but it lacks ferocity and substance.View More MACBETH (Arden): Fast but not furious [critical mass review #2]
Burns maintains the energy and pacing of his best work for Quintessence and takes full advantage of the Arden’s high production values to create an exuberant and understandable version of Shakespeare’s masterpiece.View More MACBETH (Arden): Bloody bold and resolute [critical mass review #1]
Director Whit MacLaughlin employs both live actors and shadow puppets to convey both the darkness and magic of the popular story.View More BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Arden): An innovative retelling of a favorite fairytale
I loved to read when I was a kid
And although I’m full grown I still love what I did.
THE CAT IN THE HAT was one of my faves.
Now that book is a play* and I’m giving it raves!
The Arden’s production is silly and wild.
It’s as good for adults as it is for a child.