HINDLE WAKES Score 90%

HINDLE WAKES

Directed with clarity and sensitivity by Gus Kaikkonen, the sets, stunningly simple, evocative of time and place by Charles Morgan, lovely costumes by Sam Fleming, sound and original music by Jane Shaw, this play deserves our attention. It is a descendent of Ibsen and owes much to that master of realistic social argument, the theatrical presentation of ideas.

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LaBute New Theatre Festival Score 70%

LaBute New Theatre Festival

Three one acts, each with its own twist that sets it off kilter have been transported to The Big Apple direct from the Actors Studio of St, Louis.  This is a tepid bit of business, and not what I expected from a LaBute New Theatre Festival. 

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The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign Score 75%

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

In its recounting of the fate of some of the leading film actresses of the 1930’s and 40’s, it is a trenchant reminder that the degradation of women, in their paths to stardom and their behind-the-scenes daily lives, was inherent from the earliest years of the Hollywood system.

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Mankind Score 83%

Mankind

“Mankind” is a biting, sarcastic look at the species and where we could be heading.  It will make you laugh and it will make you squirm.  And very likely you will find some fault with it.  But you should see it.  

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Score 65%

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

The story of Frankenstein’s Monster’s ‘life’ is a tale of innocence, fear, beauty and cruelty. I had hoped this production would explore that range of nuance, illuminating the heart behind the horror. Unfortunately the collection of diverse elements never fully coalesces into a coherent whole.

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