Author: Sarah Downs

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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Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

Shakespeare creates a ‘now you see me, now you don’t’ world in which mistaken (and mis-taken) identity and buffoonery collide, to make a play that brims with humor, schadenfreude and, of course, romance. It’s a wild ride worth the taking.

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Once on This Island

In Once on this Island, Director Michael Arden has created an island of joy at the Circle in the Square Theatre. It is glorious and you absolutely must see it.

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The Winter’s Tale

The Mobile Unit at the Public Theater has given The Winter’s Tale just the right kind of ‘makeover’ in an intelligently abridged interpretation, performed in a bright, informal space with a terrific cast and excellent direction.

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Shadowlands

“See yourself in the mirror, you’re separate from yourself. See the world in the mirror, you’re separate from the world.”

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