REVIEW: “Typhoid Mary” at Barrington Stage

by Roseann Cane Typhoid fever, a life-threatening bacterial illness, is still fairly common throughout the world, with about 5,700 cases developing annually in the U.S. Today typhoid fever can be prevented and treated with antibiotics, but at the turn of the 20th Century, typhoid fever was often akin to a death…

REVIEW: “Morning After Grace” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger For its first production of the 2018 season, Shakespeare & Company dispenses with kings, queens and wars, instead seeking a perfect marriage between the characters depicted onstage and the viewing audience.  Although, alas, no perfect marriage exists for the three mature characters in Carey Crim’s Morning After…

REVIEW: “Damn Yankees” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger The Mac-Haydn Theatre, celebrated for its spectacular musical revivals, opened its 50th season with the Tony-award winning Damn Yankees. The performance delivered on its promise of outstanding singer/dancers directed (by John Saunders) and choreographed (by Brian Knowlton) to a fare-thee-well. Damn Yankees first opened in 1955, written…

REVIEW: “Leni” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger For the past four years, Bridge Street Theatre has laudably dared to present challenging plays with highly controversial central characters.  Following up on last year’s depiction, in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the Moon Marigolds, of a mother whose verbal and emotional abuse threatens to destroy…

The Theater Barn Announces its 35th Season

The Theater Barn opens on Friday, June 22nd for its 2018 season with the hilarious comedy “The Nerd” by Larry Shue.  Following the show the audience is invited to stay for a complementary wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with the cast and crew to kick off our exciting 35th Season.  …

REVIEW: “Appropriate” at Albany Civic Theater

Is Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Obie-winning APPROPRIATE just another play about a dysfunctional family, with siblings fighting for their share of the estate after the recent death of their father? Or is there something darker and more significant behind its vitriol? A glance at the program provided by the Albany Civic Theater…

Saratoga Shakespeare Company Announces 2018 Season of Transformation

This summer, Saratoga Shakespeare Company will celebrate its 18th season in the Forest of Arden and on the fields of war with two of Shakespeare?s most enduring plays, As You Like It and Henry IV, Parts 1 &2 (combined), in Historic Congress Park The Saratoga Shakespeare Company of Saratoga Springs,…

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