ASHES TO ASHES review

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The play shows promise and tries very hard to live up to its press release. The actors did their best, but for a play billing it self as comedy, the laughs were scattered few and far between. The script became formulaic, repeating the same actions again and again. The characters are thinly drawn, allowing no real depth of emotion to develop between the actors.

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DELEARIOUS review

100%

Make no mistake, deLEARious is a singing, dancing, musical extravaganza. The singing is righteous and the dancing fast and furious. Musical Director, Jan Roper at the piano, is the lynch pin of the entire enterprise. Her playing is flawless and her bitter, aggrieved relationship with the Playwright is tart and spicy. Kudos!

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REDLINE AND SINNER'S LAUNDRY review

100%

Crisply directed by Eli Gonda, the language of Christian Durso’s play, as rendered by the superbly capable cast of two, is a wonder that flows unmediated from the characters like a mountain cataract. It is thrilling to experience. The play also has moments of suspense when the action threatens violence.

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KAIDAN review

100%

This is well and truly immersive, interactive theatre of the highest caliber...The interaction of this seventy-minute magnum opus produces an urgent intimacy between players and audience that sweeps to a stunning climax.

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THE RED DRESS review

100%

Although the characters as written are thinly drawn, the excellent cast creates believable individuals who struggle with each other and against the times. The pace of the show languishes in the first act, but picks up considerably in the passionate second. The production, directed by Kiff Scholl, supports the playwright’s intention with a fine flexible set by Pete Hickock, (lighting by Kelley Finn). The projections by designer Nick Santiago are terrific, showing images and film clips of World War I, as well as those from the period of the play. Sound designer Dave B. Marlin’s use of romantic German orchestral music composed by Karen Martin has a subtle irony. And the costumes by Shon LeBlanc are period perfect.

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LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES review

100%

Antaeus Theatre Company’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses is powerful theatre with an excellent cast under the sure handed direction of Robin Larsen. The open set and splendid projections by Yee Eun Nam is simple, with elegant touches like the marble floor that looks appropriately rich. The Antaeus Theatre Company’s award-winning creative team also includes lighting designer Leigh Allen, costume designer Jocelyn Hublau Parker, sound designer Jeff Polunas, props designer Erin Walley, violence designer Ned Mochel, movement designer Heather Allyn, and hair designer Jessica Mills.

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HOME review

100%

This production of Home has an irresistible cast that sweeps the audience along with an enthralling depth of emotion.

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THE DANCE OF DEATH review

100%

The cast, under the flawless direction of Ron Sossi, is superb, embodying the complex characters in all the Strindbergian twists and turns of plot and emotion... Odyssey Theatre Ensemble has mounted a classic play ideal in all ways. It is darkly, bitterly comedic, with characters who reveal themselves to possess no nobility whatsoever. It is a rare gem not to be missed.

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