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South Stream Productions’ Blackbird Is an Emotional Roller-Coaster

South Stream Productions’ Blackbird, a 2005 one-act drama by Scottish playwright and screenwriter David Harrower, is inspired by the 2002 abduction of a 12-year-old British girl by a former U.S. Marine. The subject of Harrower’s play is an intense reunion between a sex offender and his former victim. South Stream Productions’ director and scenic designer… Read More ›

WTF’s Cozy New Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Beloved 1868 Novel Little Women Is “Sensory Friendly”

We assumed that we would have to wait until Summer 2017 for any more work from the Women’s Theatre Festival, founded earlier this year by Ashley Popio. Surprisingly, and thankfully, that proved not to be the case. WTF is staging Little Women: A Holiday Performance and Tea on Dec. 8-11 and 15-18 in Sonorous Road… Read More ›

Seth and Rebecca Blum star as Richard III and Queen Margaret (photo by G. Todd Buker)

Bare Theatre’s Post-Apocalyptic Production of Richard III Is Overlong, Needs Pruning

After its epic 2016 outdoor production of Henry VI: The War of the Roses this summer, Bare Theatre has slid into the rise and fall of the next monarchy. Now, in a time of peace (after the War of the Roses officially ended), Richard III is more House of Cards than Game of Thrones. Clawing… Read More ›

Rebecca and Seth Blum star as Queen Margaret and Richard III (photo by John Foote)

Strong Acting Makes Bare Theatre’s Production of Shakespeare’s Richard III Another Success

There is a challenge inherent in any production of a play by William Shakespeare: How to make it fresh and interesting for the “old-timer” Shakespeare fans while remaining true-to-the-text and making it accessible to the first-timers. Director Lucinda Danner Gainey succeeds in this endeavor, royally, in Bare Theatre’s current presentation of Richard III! The lengthy… Read More ›

Seth A. Blum plays the title character in Richard III (photo by G. Todd Buker)

Bare Theatre’s Richard III at Sonorous Road Theatre Is a Show That Should Be Seen

Our country right now, the national atmosphere, our history, most literature, and contemporary mass entertainment are all filled with the wrestling for power for reasons of ambition and personal gain. Bare Theatre’s production of Richard III tells the story of King Richard III of England (1452-85), according to William Shakespeare; and whether by design or… Read More ›