Non-Registered Critics: Chris Carpenter

Aug

The 39 Steps

Whereas Hitchcock added some comedic elements to this otherwise serious story in his classic film, most recent adaptor Patrick Barlow has made "The 39 Steps" a full-out farce. Barlow incorporates many ingenious bits of staging that, in the hands of director Jamie Torcellini and a delectable cast, find hilarious expression in ICT's production.

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May

Cardboard Piano

Kudos to ICT for having the courage to mount this noteworthy premiere.

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Mar

Daddy Long Legs

"Daddy Long Legs" proves old fashioned in ways both good and bad, but it shouldn't be neglected.

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Sep

Silent Sky

"Silent Sky" will leave many attendees wanting to learn more about its subject, as the best dramatic presentations often do. Hopefully, this play's "hidden figures" won't remain in obscurity much longer.

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May

Uncanny Valley

FASCINATING… Explores artificial intelligence intelligently…[a] riveting exploration of humanity, mortality and how technology both helps and threatens us.

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Feb

Forever Plaid

Stuart Ross's book is more physically demanding than dramatically so, especially as staged by co-directors Scott Dreier and Kurtis Simmons (both of whom have previously directed multiple productions of "Forever Plaid"). Their exaggerated choreography for the Plaids is a hoot. The physical action peaks with a brilliant, 3 1/2-minute rendition of acts culled from the entire years-long run of "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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