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Like clowns from the little car, APT’s “Pericles” is as funny as it gets

Remember when you went to the circus and that little car drove into the center ring and a whole bunch of clowns tumbled out – 10, or 20 clowns. Eric Tucker, the ever-inventive Artistic Director at the ever-inventive Bedlam Theater … Continue reading

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APT delivers a classic and glorious “View from a Bridge”

There is nothing quite like the eternal battle between obsession and fear of obsession has rarely gotten such an intense look as in Arthur Miller’s  “A View From the Bridge.” And there is nothing quite like the searing production of … Continue reading

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Like nails on a blackboard, Off the Wall mounts Baby Jane!

Milking the feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, two of greatest actors of their time, rose to a fevered pitch with the release of the 1962 movie “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.” It was a frantic and suspense-filled … Continue reading

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Chamber’s “Deathtrap” a skillfull mystery told with twists and turns

If you are of a certain age, or a fan of film and television mysteries, then you most likely recall, with some chill, the work of the great Alfred Hitchcock. The maker of films and television shows, he was such … Continue reading

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“Cyrano” at APT filled with the pathos and joy of the man from Bergerac

  The two parallels between a pair of men of nobility, passion and courage are too profound and clear to ignore. Cyrano and Quixote. Cyrano came from Bergerac,, a small French town and Don Quixote came from La Mancha, a … Continue reading

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A Disappointing “Much Ado” from Optimist

There are so many wonderful things that define William Shakespeare and his work. History, high drama, inventive and  beautiful language. His works are not, however, a Marx Brothers comedy or a Three Stooges outing. This simple lesson is  germane in … Continue reading

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Midsummer Night’s Dream at APT

William Shakespeare called “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” a comedy and it has been performed  more in the four centuries since it was written than any other of his plays. There is a tendency to say “Oh, Not Again,” when it … Continue reading

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“The Unexpected Man” at APT

Sarah Day and Brian Mani are a tour de force in “The Unexpected Man” at ATP If ever there was prima facie evidence that putting great actors together with a great director  can lift even the thinnest of scripts to … Continue reading

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Titus Andronicus at Off The Wall

The first indication hat this is not going to be a nice enjoyable evening of summer theater comes shortly after the start when this doddering old man takes a knife and kills his own son. That’s the signal for the … Continue reading

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Sweeney Todd at Skylight

  Nothing like a fun night at the theater than lots of lies, lots of blood,   a little bit of cannibalism and a touch of incest. Oh, and throw in some young lovers overcoming a bucket full of objection and a story … Continue reading

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