REVIEW: “The Wedding Singer” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Lisa Jarisch As filling as the first slice of wedding cake, and almost twice as sweet, The Wedding Singer literally heads down the aisles of the Mac-Haydn Theatre with all the big hair, big shoulders, and big sounds that made the 1980s as memorable as  the New Coke, Reagan’s jelly…

REVIEW: “Homebody” at the Ancram Opera House

by Barbara Waldinger A middle-aged Englishwoman, identified only as Homebody, tries in vain to remember the name of her anti-depressant:  “a portmanteau chemical cocktail word confected by punning psychopharmacologists.”  She imagines her “brain floating in a salt bath, frosted with a rime of salt, a pickle-brine brain, pink-beige walnut-wrinkled nutmeat…

REVIEW: “Barefoot in the Park” at the Sharon Playhouse

by Macey Levin Neil Simon, now 91 years old, is one of the premier comic playwrights of the American theatre.  The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, California Suite, Last of the red Hot Lovers, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Sunshine Boys,  Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, Broadway Bound, and more……

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