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Mar
15
2013

Two Gentlemen Of Verona

Two Gents in Two Gentlemen of Verona

Lennox Theatre, Riverside, March 14, 2013 What a broad church the World Shakespeare Festival that surrounded last year’s London Olympic Games must have been. This two-hand production of Two Gentlemen of Verona by the British-based Two Gents Productions was part of it, with its elements of circus, vaudeville, pantomime, mime and the vibrant theatrical traditions […]

Mar
3
2013

Driving Miss Daisy

Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones in DRIVING MISS DAISY (c) Jeff Busby

Theatre Royal, March 2, 2013 Remember being charmed in the theatre? It seems so long ago it is almost revolutionary to encounter it again. Driving Miss Daisy may fall within the narrow confines of naturalism, which I usually disdain, but  Alfred Uhry’s story of evolving race relations in the southern US state of Georgia during […]

Mar
1
2013

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

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Belvoir Street, February 27, 2013 Tennessee Williams crafted two endings for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. The original tied no loose ends and had no pat outcomes. The second, suggested by Elia Kazan (who directed the initial 1955 Broadway production), offered the audience reassuring rays of hope. Thankfully Simon Stone’s production restores the playwright’s […]