REVIEW: “Looking for Elizabeth” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, March 2006 Okay, this will sound really dumb, but all I could think as I watched Looking for Elizabeth was: “This sounds scripted.” Now I am fully aware that everything I review is scripted, so what made this play specifically sound that way? Well, let’s start at…

REVIEW: “Agamemnon” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, March 2004 This is not a very good production of Aeschylus’ “Agamemnon.” The 95% of the acting is quite atrocious, but you are distracted frequently by the bad costumes, so that provides some relief. The set, on the other hand, is quite striking, which is…

PREVIEW: “Agamemnon” at Main Street Stage

Previewed by Gail M. Burns, February 2004 Why Greek tragedy in the depths of winter? “Because nothing is more hot and exciting than ‘Agamemnon,” replied director Frank LaFrazia, Artistic Director of Main Street Stage, “The words are so rich and the questions the play poses are so relevant to today.”…

REVIEW: “The Value of Names” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, March 2000 We all know the horror of losing our “good name”. For whatever it is worth, whatever minor sins we may commit as we stumble through this life, most of us value our reputation, our “name”, very highly indeed. Women are perhaps easier about…

PREVIEW: “Apartment 3A” at The Manic Stage

Preview article by Gail M. Burns, July 1999 (This is a preview interview that I did with the director and cast of “Apartment 3A” on July 22. I will be seeing the show on July 31 and reviewing it for “The Transcript”) The Manic Stage sends out the message loud and clear…

REVIEW: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Manic Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November, 1998 If you love Shakespeare then this is your lucky month! The Manic Stage began the onslaught, opening “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” last Thursday. Williamstheatre, Mt. Greylock, and McCann weigh in this week with productions of “Twelfth Night”, “Hamlet”, and another “Midsummer” respectively later…

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