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Review: ‘Cloud 9’ at Iron Crow Theatre

Do you enjoy the works of playwrights like Oscar Wilde and Nöel Coward, but wish their plays had a little more adultery? Then Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill is the play for you. Never having seen the show, I wasn’t sure what to expect last night, except what I could glean from the poster. What […]

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Review: ‘Richard III’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

It’s notable that a play based on England’s War of the Roses has many parallels to power plays that take place today, both in everyday life and TV and film. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s (CSC) Richard III, directed by that company’s Founding Artistic Director Ian Gallanar, is a perfect dramatic storm of great acting, dynamic visuals, […]

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Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

With all of the festivities surrounding the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, many theatres have taken it upon themselves to put forth lavish and bold new productions of the Bard’s work. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company seems to be of the mind that it is sometimes best to go back to basics. After all, Shakespeare was originally enjoyed […]

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‘utopia parkway’ at Single Carrot Theatre

“The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution (Paul Cezanne).” Today, that carrot is Charles Mee’s Utopia Parkway. On his website, the playwright Mee offers up his scripts with the following: “There is no such thing as an original play.” And that may, or may not, be true.  Jesus might have […]

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‘Peter and Wendy’ at Pumpkin Theatre

What little girl doesn’t want to be whisked away from their nursery window out to the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning? And what little boy doesn’t want to go on daring adventures battling pirates and chasing Indians? The opportunity has at last arrived at Pumpkin Theatre as the exciting new […]

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