REVIEW: “Visiting Mr. Green” at Oldcastle Theatre Company

by Emily Edelman In Visiting Mr. Green by Jeff Baron, which opens Oldcastle Theatre Company’s 2021 season, 86-year-old widower Mr. Green is nearly hit by a vehicle driven by young businessman Ross Gardiner, who is ordered by a judge to make weekly visits to Mr. Green for six months as…

REVIEW: “Water, Water, Everywhere…” at Oldcastle Theatre Company

by Gail M. Burns Oldcastle Producing Artistic Director Eric Peterson has written a play about the ongoing local PFOA crisis. In case you don’t live locally, plants in North Bennington VT, Hoosick Falls, NY, and various other local towns used chemicals that leached PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) into the soil and…

REVIEW: “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at Oldcastle

by Gail M. Burns The minute that Sarah Corey makes her entrance as Neil Simon’s indomitable matriarch, Kate Jerome, Oldcastle Theatre Company‘s production of Brighton Beach Memoirs you know who’s in charge here. This is Corey’s second Oldcastle turn as Kate, having played an older iteration in Broadway Bound in…

REVIEW: “Red” at Oldcastle Theatre Company

by Gail M. Burns “What do you see?” is both the opening line and the penultimate one in John Logan’s play, Red, now on the boards at Oldcastle Theatre. The difference between the fine arts – painting and sculpture – and the performing arts – theatre and dance – is…

REVIEW: “Proof” at Oldcastle Theatre Company

by Gail M. Burns David Auburn’s Proof burst on the national consciousness nearly twenty years ago – winning Tonys and a Pulitzer and being made into a big budget, star-studded film – so the initial flurry of professional and amateur productions across the country has run its course and the…

REVIEW: “The Whipping Man” at Oldcastle

by Roseann Cane In the days following the end of the Civil War, a young Confederate soldier named Caleb (Justin Pietropaolo) painfully makes his way into his once-grand Richmond family estate to find the place in ruins. Caleb, too, is in ruins: a bullet in his leg has been left…

REVIEW: “The Almost True and Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter” at Oldcastle

by Gail M. Burns Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile, first published in serial form from 1854-1855, is Herman Melville’s only historical novel, based on the 1824 pamphlet The Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter by Henry Trumbull which Melville had acquired in the 1840’s. Melville disliked his…

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