REVIEW: “Falsettos” at Barrington Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2002 The evening of theatre presented under the title Falsettos is comprised of two chamber operas – March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland. The fictional action of the shows takes place in 1979 and 1981 respectively, but they were written in 1981 and 1990, and not combined into their…

REVIEW: “Oklahoma!” at The Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2002 A young woman is living alone with her aunt on a farm in the Oklahoma territory just before it achieved statehood in 1907. She is being sexually harassed and threatened by their farm hand, and the guilt and shame she feels because of…

REVIEW: “Mame” at The Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2002 Mame Dennis must be up there in the Bawdy Broads Afterlife laughing with delight at the lengthy run her nephew’s tales of her have had. Patrick Dennis became an overnight sensation when his memoir Auntie Mame was first published in 1955. Considered risqué at the…

REVIEW: “Eleemosynary” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2002 Even though Black Sheep was an imperfect play, it was intriguing enough that I jumped at the chance to see a local production of another play by Lee Blessing, Eleemosynary. Since this one boasted an all-female cast I was assured that no wet, naked, dead men…

REVIEW: “The Complete History of America (Abridged)” at Oldcastle

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 2002 Bad. Awful. Ouch! Brandon and I left at intermission. Brandon said that the humor was “rude” even for his rowdy 13-year-old male ears. Actually, the humor was less bawdy than what I heard at the Sophie Tucker show at the Mac-Haydn , and there were no naked men like…

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