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TIP’s David and Ira Wood Make A Life in the Theater Inspiring and Deeply Moving

Self-reflecting works of art are always a tricky business, since by nature they appeal mostly to their obvious fan base. However, when it’s done well, theater art especially reflects life in a way that has universal relevance. And in the capable hands of father-and-son team David and Ira Wood, Theatre in the Park’s production of… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park’s A Life in the Theatre Is Thoughtful and Well-Acted

As the title implies, David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre, onstage now at Theatre in the Park under the direction of Ira David Wood III, is as much about theatre as it is about life. After all, as the show posits, aren’t the two inextricably connected? It is this theme that Mamet’s short play,… Read More ›

David and Ira Wood Do David Mamet Proud in A Life in the Theatre at Theatre in the Park

Watching Theatre in the Park founder and artistic and executive director Ira David Wood III and TIP assistant artistic director Ira David Wood IV play the lead roles in David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre is a little like listening to that James Taylor song “Traffic Jam” about seeing yourself magnified over and over… Read More ›

TIP’s Charming Charlie Brown Christmas Is a Family-Friendly Dose of Holiday Spirit

If you’re looking for a family-friendly dose of holiday spirit, look no further than Theatre in the Park’s charming production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, the show is basically the 1965 animated television special, performed live, with all the nostalgic effervescence of the cartoon combined with clever staging… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park's cast for Robert Askins' 2011 comedy for mature audiences, Hand to God, includes (from left) Lorelei Lemon, Kathy Day, Chris Brown, Ira David Wood IV (seated), and Kenny Hertling

Robert Askins’ Hand to God Delivers Tears-Running-Down-Your-Face Laughter at TIP

A cast of six — five humans and the Devil, in the shape of a vulgar hand puppet — have taken over the Theatre in the Park’s stage in Robert Askins’ hilarious, raunchy, and weirdly scary Hand to God. With slapstick humor, dark and mature themes, and more than enough twists for the adult audience,… Read More ›