Skip to content

Monthly Archives: November 2015

Diogene’s “Relatively Speaking” is Fun and Frothy

Review by Doug Iden of Relatively Speaking: Diogenes Theatre Relatively Speaking opened at the Diogenes Theater and (relatively speaking) is a funny although somewhat dated show. Penned by Alan Ayckbourn, the British Neil Simon, this is a very British bedroom farce filled with confusion, mistaken identity and countless misunderstandings. Greg (portrayed by Patrick Phillips) and […]

Diogenes to Cook Up Some Laughs with “Relatively Speaking”

Sneak Peak by Prabir Das of Relatively Speaking: Diogenes Theatre Company   Diogenes Theatre Company opens its 2015-16 season with Alan Ayckbourn’s comedic masterpiece Relatively Speaking at the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Black Box Theater, November 11 through November 22, 2015. Following the terrific success of a full blown 2014-15 debut season with heavyweight plays such as […]

Play Along with the Game at Carnegie’s “Sleuth”

Review by Sheldon Polonsky of Sleuth: The Carnegie Theatre In today’s world of fast-paced action movies and special effects, it is refreshing to relax to an old-fashioned English mystery that takes its time to build in suspense and anticipation. That’s exactly what you get with The Carnegie Theatre’s production of Sleuth, opening this weekend. Set […]

Carnegie’s “Sleuth” Gets Lost in Twist and Turns

Review by Donna Hoffman of Sleuth: The Carnegie Theatre The detailed, handsome set by Ryan Howell with antique and novelty props by Adam Hambrick, Mary Clare Quinn, Maggie Perrino, and Clare Jaymes accompanied by Baroque music chosen by the sound designer, Jason Sebastian, raised my expectations of Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer at The Carnegie on […]

Falcon’s “Mystery Plays” is Supernaturally Compelling

Review by Laurel Humes of The Mystery Plays: Falcon Theatre Do you know about sin eaters? You will after seeing The Mystery Plays at Falcon Theatre in Newport. The show, two loosely related one-acts, delves into issues of violent and unexpected death, after-life, and the reactions of the people left behind. It is performed by […]

Join the Dark Side with Falcon’s “Mystery Plays”

Review by Doug Iden of The Mystery Plays: Falcon Theatre Is it reality? Is it a dream? Is it a Netherworld lying between the living and the dead? We are faced with these evocative questions in the current production of The Mystery Plays at the Falcon Theater. Set on a virtually empty, black stage with […]

CCM Delivers a Powerful “Carousel”

Review by Greg Bossler of Carousel: CCM Musical Theatre When Carousel opened in 1945, it received near unanimous praise (for Richard Rodgers’ music, Oscar Hammerstein II’s libretto, and Agnes de Mille’s dances), and in 1999, Time magazine named it the best musical of the 20th century. This past weekend CCM offered a rare opportunity to […]

No Junk, Just Treasure in Know’s “Andy’s House of [blank]”

Review by Abby Rowold of Andy’s House of [blank]: Know Theatre Paul Strickland is a charming storyteller and a Know Theatre favorite from past Fringe and Serials performances, and his Andy’s House of [blank], playing at the Know Theatre’s Underground Stage until November 14th, is deserving of its spot on the line-up of the main […]