Curiosity, in this case, killed the dog

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon. Directed by Marianne Elliott for national tour.
 

The hero of this play is, in part, a junior version of Sherlock Holmes. He is highly intelligent and analytical but lacking in social skills. Holmes, you will recall, was called …

The Seagull for theater-goers who have not liked it

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov; Lane Savadove directed. EgoPo Classic Theater, Philadelphia, February 2017.
 

Not everyone likes Chekhov’s The Seagull. Despite it being a lauded masterpiece, some highly-educated playgoers have told me it eludes them. “It’s full of dissatisfied, self-pitying people,” they complain; and they have a point. The tone is set right at …

Grand Concourse & the problem of hunger

Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck; Beth Lopes directed at Theatre Horizon, Norristown PA, February 2017.
 

Combining its selection of play with a mission to help hungry and homeless people, Norristown’s Theatre Horizon has mounted Heidi Schreck’s Grand Concourse. This one-act drama has previously run in New York and Chicago.

It is set in a …

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