REVIEW: “Rumors” at The Ghent Playhouse

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November 2002 Sometimes, comedy writers just wanna have fun. Sometimes it is good to pick up your pen and be funny just because you can, not because you have to or because you are trying to sugar coat a darker theme, but because making people…

REVIEW: The Panto “Puss in Boots” at the Spencertown Academy

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November 2002 The Panto is back! Puss In Boots and the Witch of Punsit Creek is the third annual British-American pantomime production at Spencertown Academy, and, while it isn’t quite as hilariously loopy as its predecessors, it remains a highlight of the holiday season in Columbia County.…

REVIEW: “The Scarlet Letter” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, September 2002. I judge many shows by how entertaining they are for Brandon, my thirteen year old son who is my most frequent theatre-going companion. I decided early on that he should be my date to The Scarlet Letter since he will undoubtedly have to read it…

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

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, September, 2002 The Complete History of America (Abridged) is a very silly show, which gallops smartly along for two hilarious hours in this delightfully sophomoric production at The Theater Barn. Do not go expecting high art, but prepare to revel in low comedy — about as…

REVIEW: “The Country Club” at The Theater Barn

eviewed by Gail M. Burns, September, 2002 The Country Club is an entertaining play, and one that is just the ideal size and shape for a production at the Theater Barn. A mostly able cast, many of them hold-overs from the Barn’s summer season, are put through their paces in a…

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