We all know the story, remember the images of the birds, the gulls and pelicans, the turtles and other sea life covered in oil. We remember the oil spread across the Gulf of Mexico, a coating of slime and gunk destroying everything around it and beneath it, as the winds pushed it closer and closer to shore.
The play flies by on the wings of lightning and thunder due to the smart, fast, clever, hilarious dialogue of Steven Levenson, the carefully choreographed staging of Daniel Sullivan and the amazing performances of this ensemble. Everyone is perfect…
“Fish Men” is a thinking person’s play. It has a direct correlation to what is happening in our world today: vengeance, worldwide genocide, religious and government damnation and retribution…
In YEN it is the quiet, painful moments of longing where the writer, actors and director all shine. That light is the light we hold up in darker moments for direction and hope.
Mr. Wallace’s story and his telling of it put all of us in the soul of the young black man he is portraying.
Richard Greenberg is a master of word wars. Intelligent, clever word wars! As we ruminate in the mire of writer’s block with all the characters, he uses his words to entice riots of religious ideologies, of lives lived simple and the beauty of that simplicity, of writers blocks in living life and writing and being. …but – we want emotional connections – especially when there is so much promise – emotionally we were left stranded on the boarding platform, hoping for another train to come our way.
Horton Foote’s The Roads To Home is a poem for all of us to keep in our pockets and carry with us.
This is not a performance but a channeling, a conjuring, a bewitching.
Theatre is hard.
It’s a collaboration of people – with ideas and personalities and different ways of working. Bringing it all together and creating a cohesive production is difficult.
Chekov is hard.
His nuances, his undertones, are so subtle and delicate that they can be missed, or worse pushed, forced and turned into a mess.
This is our second time seeing a Mobile Unit production and I am glad to have such an important Company in our city.
Thank you Isle of Shoals for bringing back this gem of a musical.
REMEMBERANCE DAY is a love letter to those men and women who loved and fought and worked during a war that continues to baffle and marvel and unearth small acts of kindness and heroism.
It is a often hard to remember that as a writer you do not need to explain every detail – each move, nuance.
With the first notes of the overture my eight year old and I melted into our seats ready for the fun to take us away.