Theatre Review

The Big Meal Review @ The new Century Theatre Company
This is a triumph in contemporary theatre. It strips away the vanities of staged productions; of manufactured choreography, and of banal dialogue that is trying to stretch an atom of an idea into a densely compact story. The rhythm of this exploration into the human life, in which every kind universally has been cast slings
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Assistance @ Shoe-box Theatre (Portland, Oregon)
Assistance is a small stage production trying to isolate and concentrate a more venomous side of the executive assistant tongue, most popularized by the film The Devil Wears Prada. While in that work there is a terrific exposition of one central character, and the actual humor in the incidental work where before she had no
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Baby Doll At The Fountain Theatre
Baby Doll is an adaptation of a Tennessee Williams film, and it again is a fatiguing portrayal of the Southern, almost backwatered life. Granted, we should be celebratory in the novel perspective; of being brought into a world that is seldom cared for by the largest pursuers of theatrical game in America; that being the
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How To Succeed In Business
A satire on how to move up fast and quickly within a business organization, How to Succeed is a fast-paced and raucous comedy with outlandish potshots at the working world of the 1960’s. While there are many anachronisms, the standard still remains, which is in the existence of the corporate ladder that so many people
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The Eccentricities of a Nightingale
Tennessee Williams most consistently is a playwright that does not direct the audience toward any landing point. His plots start, and they end, with the continuity between the points being the travails and tempestuousness of, marvelously, the ordinary human life. It is to say, we can see Mr. Williams as an egalitarian, demonstrating that the
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