Accomplice a Walking Mystery

By Bill Eadie | March 30, 2013 |

Accomplice turns the audience into the cast, and if your cast mates are engaged and engaging you’ll have a great time.

Masterpiece Theatre: The Old Globe’s A Doll’s House

By Welton Jones | March 29, 2013 |

So why this Doll’s House, right now? Maybe it’s just punching a ticket – the Old Globe Theatre has never before done the most-produced play of the second-most-produced playwright – but I suspect it’s a gender thing. Henrik Ibsen himself said more than once that A Doll’s House had nothing to do with women’s rights. He saw it more as the struggle of a person to find herself. But Nora Helmer’s stunning decision to fly her gilded cage has resonated with repressed women down through the decades as loudly and emphatically as the slamming door that ends the play. The…

“Born Yesterday” starts slow, but ultimately a lot of fun

By David Dixon | March 29, 2013 |

  It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a show where my opinion drastically changed over the course of the evening. This is exactly what happened during Moonlight Stage Productions presentation of Born Yesterday, which is a rare example of a play where the quality of the storytelling rises after intermission. In 1946, a ruthless and wealthy self-made businessman, Harry Brock (David Cochran Heath) travels to a luxury hotel in Washington DC with his unsophisticated, former chorus-girl, lover, Billie Dawn (Jessica John), subservient cousin, Eddie Brock (Paul Morgavo) and witty yes man attorney, Ed Devery (Jim Chovick). All of…

Cygnet’s Assassins: Fine Production, Maddening Show

By Bill Eadie | March 26, 2013 |

Many of Stephen Sondheim’s musicals are more admired than beloved. Assassins falls into that category, despite a well-paced and sung production at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town.

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