REVIEW: “Invitation to a March” at the Ghent Playhouse

by Paula Kaplan-Reiss [Production photos coming soon!] “Why do you sleep? Is it because of me?” asks Schuyler Grogan (Matt Benincasa)  of his betrothed, Norma (Leigh Fisher-Troche), who constantly, narcoleptically nods off three days before their wedding. In Invitation to a March, a play by Arthur Laurents, this question is…

REVIEW: “The Wizard of Oz” at Capital Repertory Theatre

by Roseann Cane Prepare to be dazzled…if, like me, you’re fortunate enough to see theRep’s current production of The Wizard of Oz. I always expect to enjoy a first-rate evening of theater when I attend a show at theRep, but I’m so familiar with the film and various stage adaptations…

REVIEW: “The Lion in Winter” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger The Lion in Winter, James Goldman’s 1966 Broadway play, contains a unique mix of historical and contemporary elements.  Though the year is 1183 and the place is Henry II’s castle in Chinon, France, it’s the story of a dysfunctional family, squabbling over which of his three sons…

REVIEW: “Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger  In describing Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes, director Margo Whitcomb refers to “the common and overused device of an older celebrity professor and a young female student.” What makes this play unique is that Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch has written it from the male point of…

REVIEW: WAM Theatre Presents “Cadillac Crew”

by Jeannie Marlin Woods The WAM Theatre is a remarkable company in the Berkshires and in the country. With a devout mission to create “a place of groundbreaking theatrical stories, female empowerment, and transformative action,” the theater does just that. The company’s newest work, CADILLAC CREW, now playing at Shakespeare…

REVIEW: “Slideshow” at Bennington Community Theater

by Emily Edelman Bennington Community Theater’s collection of eight short plays, titled “Slideshow,” depicts the stories several neighboring families and is so named in honor of the slideshows of family vacations that co-director Jennifer Jasper’s parents would project on their living room wall. Curated by Jasper, the plays dive deeply…

REVIEW: “Buyer and Cellar” at the Ghent Playhouse

by Jeannie Marlin Woods The season opener at the Ghent Playhouse is a charmer. Sam Reilly turns in a totally endearing performance in this solo piece. BUYER & CELLAR may best be described as a “fantasia.” The actor tells us at the beginning it is fiction, not a real story.…

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