Category: Reviews

Review | Dog Act: post-apocalyptic rage

Fortune’s Fool Theatre, performing in The Gremlin, through Dec 22

Liz Duffy Adams‘s intermittently amusing Dog Act (Fortune’s Fool Theatre performing in The Gremlin) brings to mind the work of a number of super-duper playwrights: Bertolt Brecht (Mother Courage), Samuel Beckett (Waiting For Godot), Caryl Churchill (The Skriker, produced a…

Review | All Is Calm: masterful

Theater Latté Da

Across a dim stage, out of the (hypoallergenic) mist, a crystal-clear voice rings out, singing the old Scottish tune “Will ye go to Flanders.” The voice takes shape in a young soldier, flanked on either side by a small chorus…

Review | Fast Company: enjoyably confusing

Theater Mu performing at the Guthrie, through Nov 24

Fast Company (Theater Mu performing at the Guthrie, through Nov 24) wants to be good. All the production elements are in place: a zippy pace, muscular direction (by whip smart Brian Balcom), excellent acting. The play has some tasty design (sets…

Review | Journey’s End: long, but worthwhile

Gremlin Theatre, through Nov 10

One of the first things to say about Gremlin Theatre‘s production of R.C. Sherriff‘s powerful Journey’s End (playing though Nov 10) is that it’s long: two hours and forty five minutes. Audiences back in the olden days (the play premiered…