REVIEW: “Proof” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, September 2004 Proof opened in New York City in 2001, first off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club from whence it moved to the Walter Kerr Theatre a few months later. The second full-length play by a heretofore relatively unknown playwright, David Auburn, it went on to…

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.”…

PREVIEW: “The Real Inspector Hound” at Main Street Stage

Previewed by Gail M. Burns, October 2003 The days are growing shorter and the frost is on the pumpkin. Are you ready for a rattling good evening of murder and mystery? Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October 23 through November 15, the Main Street Stage is presenting The Real Inspector Hound by…

REVIEW: “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2003 Main Street Stage has come up with another powerful show that neatly utilizes their narrow storefront playing area. The Beauty Queen of Leenane takes place in a claustrophobic run-of-the-mill Irish cottage in the small village of Leenane in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. The play centers…

REVIEW: “Eleemosynary” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2002 Even though Black Sheep was an imperfect play, it was intriguing enough that I jumped at the chance to see a local production of another play by Lee Blessing, Eleemosynary. Since this one boasted an all-female cast I was assured that no wet, naked, dead men…

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