Review On In Circles


Travis Michael Holder

Travis Michael Holder

Writer, Registered Critic


The evening is ultimately all about Jacque Lynn Colton, whose expressive face can alter from stern admonishment to sweet Abby Brewster-esque kindness at a moment’s notice as she shepherds and leads her costars in how to interpret what she and visionary director David Schweizer perceive might have been Gertrude Stein’s original intention. In a fair world, creator/composer Al Carmines should be recognized with equal reverence as fellows named Rodgers, Hammerstein, Bernstein, and Sondheim. Without him around to make artistic waves during the emergence of the off-Broadway movement in the late 60s and early 70s, we might still only be singing about real good clambakes and corn as high as an elephant's eye.