Archive for March, 2012

Interview: Jeremiah Gamble

Interview: Jeremiah Gamble

We had the pleasure recently of speaking To Jeremiah Gamble.  Jeremiah has written, stars in, and (with spouse Vanessa Gamble) has composed the music for Kingdom Undone, a remarkably intelligent and challenging telling of the Passion of Christ story.  The play runs two more weekends at the excellent Southern Theatre, closing Easter Sunday.  Jeremiah...
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Million Dollar Quartet at the State Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet at the State Theatre

I did a scientific analysis of the audience at Million Dollar Quartet (at the State Theatre, through April 1) (I looked around).  I immediately perceived that a person with the Rogaine concession would clean up.  The show seems geared largely to Baby Boomers, gray-haired 50 and 60-somethings, a-boppin’ and a-rockin’ to some truly dyno-mite...
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“Werther and Lotte” produced by The Moving Company at The Lab Theater

“Werther and Lotte” produced by The Moving Company at The Lab Theater

We’ve learned to expect imaginative surprises from The Moving Company. The members of this relatively new company of familiar local theater artists just see theater differently. Werther and Lotte, the Passion and the Sorrow, created by company members Nathan Keepers (who plays Werther), Christina Baldwin (Lotte) and Dominique Serrand (director), is an enchanting pas...
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“American Family” at Park Square Theatre

“American Family” at Park Square Theatre

Park Square Theatre, in association with Carlyle Brown & Company, has premiered a new play by Carlyle Brown, taking Park Square down an adventurous path. A commissioned piece by the theater, American Family explores the idea of a mixed-race marriage in 1960’s Alabama. Laura Collins (Noël Raymond) is determined to overcome the societal taboo...
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Kingdom Undone at the Southern Theater

Kingdom Undone at the Southern Theater

Kingdom Undone (Southern Theater, through April 8, 2012) tells the story of the passion of Christ.  Ostensibly looking to celebrate Passover, Jesus makes his entrance into a Jerusalem awash in revolutionary fervor.  Zealots appear quite willing to employ terrorism in their efforts to expel the Roman occupiers who are (understandably) nervous and quick to...
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Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them by Mu Performing Arts, at Mixed Blood Theatre

Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them by Mu Performing Arts, at Mixed Blood Theatre

Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them (Mu Performing Arts, performing at Mixed Blood Theatre, through April 1) wants to be a movie.  Much of what we hear about in A. Rey Pamatmat‘s play – Edith’s armed “securing the perimeter” of the house, the shooting of Dad’s girlfriend Chloe, Benji’s fraught confrontation with his...
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