Candlelights flicker in the darkness as the stony-faced actors invite us to attend the tale of SWEENEY TODD, the final full musical by the Theo Ubique company at the No Exit Café.
Through the deft writing of extraordinarily talented playwright Kevin Douglas, and buoyed by the light sitcom directing style of David Schwimmer, PLANTATION!, the viciously hilarious comedy at Lookingglass Theatre, succeeds at the impossible.
BLIND DATE reveals our misunderstanding as to what the Presidency actually entails. We optimistically hope that our leaders are crunching facts and figures, soberly and clinically weighing options. Yet in reality, political theater is just that – jockeying to appear a “strong” leader – it is indeed acting that gets the job done.
(L to R) Leea Ayes, Celeste M. Cooper, and Nora Carroll. Photo by Michael Brosilow. By Sheri Flanders The stage of BLKS is vaguely reminiscent of an aquarium; a pink and turquoise cacophony of colored couches, overstuffed pillows and drapes hanging from the ceiling, video projected across the scene. And...
In our modern society, we often hear the opinion that artists shouldn’t be too political, too controversial or too outspoken in order to achieve success. Yet Sammy Davis Jr. would have simply laughed wryly and sang “I’ve Gotta Be Me.”
The cast of SHAKIN’ weaves an intricate tapestry of black femininity, creating multi-dimensional characters who exist, yet are rarely done justice onstage.