Posts tagged "Aly Renee Amidei"

"The Three Musketeers" (Lifeline Theatre): Not Quite What I Had Imagined

"The Three Musketeers" (Lifeline Theatre):  Not Quite What I Had Imagined
When Lifeline announced their 2012/2013 season last year, I was immediately excited.  Having seen the talented ensemble in multiple productions, I immediately pre-cast Chris Hainsworth (Athos) and Christopher M. Walsh – no relation (Porthos).  And I eagerly awaited to see the spectacular adventure created by Lifeline.  And even though I was right about casting Hainsworth... Read more »

"The Woman in White" (Lifeline Theatre): The Best Book I (kind of) Read in a Long Time

"The Woman in White" (Lifeline Theatre):  The Best Book I (kind of) Read in a Long Time
#183. As the leaves change and the temperature drops, I long to curl up with a good book.  I want to be completely engrossed in another world, another time, another life. With all the multiple distractions vying for my attention, *curling up* turns into stolen reading moments:  a chapter during the drying cycle, a few... Read more »

"The Duchess of Malfi" (Strawdog Theatre): Innovation and Convolution

"The Duchess of Malfi" (Strawdog Theatre):  Innovation and Convolution
Do you not weep? Other sins only speak; murder shrieks out. The element of water moistens the earth, But blood flies upwards and bedews the heavens.  -”The Duchess of Malfi” #88.  Strawdog Theatre presents a new adaptation of John Webster’s THE DUCHESS OF MALFI.  It’s 16th Century Court-side in Italy.  The Duchess is a widow.  Her brothers,... Read more »
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"Kill Me" (Wildclaw Theatre): More Heart-tugging Horrific than Hair-raising Horror!

#37. I caught my seventy year old dad trying to cut down a tree limb.  He was standing on the top of a ladder with a chainsaw over his head.  I recently got broadsided by a van.  I was riding my bike.  What’s worse, being the bystander or the victim?  The obvious answer is victim. ... Read more »

"Old Times" (Strawdog Theatre): Sublime Acting in Pinter's Intellectual Teaser

"Old Times" (Strawdog Theatre):  Sublime Acting in Pinter's Intellectual Teaser
As I get older, I often ask for timeframe clarity on an incident.  Was it last summer, ten years ago or did I dream it?  Recently, a long-term chum was recanting a youthful escapade.  Somewhere in the middle of his narration, I interrupted.  I don’t know what bothered me more.  That I’ve told the story... Read more »

"Count of Monte Cristo" (Lifeline Theatre): This Masterpiece can't be put down!

         On a rainy Sunday afternoon, I cuddled up with a blanket and became completely engrossed in a classic tale of vengeance.  Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo. On the day of his wedding, Edmond is dragged from the church and falsely imprisoned.  During his incarceration,... Read more »
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Review "Carmilla": Lesbian Vampires are Victorian-Era Feminists

WildClaw Theatre, in association with DCA Theatre, presents CARMILLAAt DCA Storefront Theatre, 66 E. RandolphBased on the story by J. Sheridan Le FanuAdapted for stage by Aly Renee AmideiDirected by Scott CumminsThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 3pmThru February 20th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes with a ten minute intermission Reviewed by... Read more »