Posts tagged "Thomas Dixon"

"Northanger Abbey" (Remy Bumppo): The Price is Right!

"Northanger Abbey" (Remy Bumppo):  The Price is Right!
The name Jane Austen is synonymous with romance.  “Sense and Sensibility” and “Emma” are well-known examples of the author’s commitment to describing 18th Century courtship.  Along with her fondness for young women’s marital quests, Austen’s writings also built in a strong social commentary. Her love stories involved surmounting economic class and societal expectations.  And now her legendary... Read more »

"Collected Stories": (American Blues Theatre): The Story is The Story

"Collected Stories":  (American Blues Theatre):  The Story is The Story
A writer writing about writers struggling to tell their story has an amusing symmetry.  In an ode to his craft, Playwright Donald Margulies explores multiple themes.  Margulies illustrates the relationship of two writers over a six year period, starting out teacher to student before evolving.  Carmen Roman (Ruth) becomes mentor, employer, mother, contender.  And Gwendolyn Whiteside (Lisa) becomes a writer.  Margulies... Read more »

Neighborhood 3 Requisition of Doom (Strawdog Theatre): Run-for-your-life Terrifyingly Surreal

Neighborhood 3 Requisition of Doom (Strawdog Theatre):  Run-for-your-life Terrifyingly Surreal
Risk is a board game of world domination.  My family used to play it until my mom banned it.  It always started out good natured but then alliances formed and dissolved. War broke out on the board and in the room.  At some point, we lost sight of reality as we killed to win. Strawdog Theatre opens... Read more »
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"THE SEA" (Theatre Mir): Bully and Sidekick Hilariously Rock The Boat!

"THE SEA" (Theatre Mir):  Bully and Sidekick Hilariously Rock The Boat!
“Don’t give up hope.  You must still change the world.”   -THE SEA #61.  Theatre Mir presents THE SEA.  A violent storm hits a seaside village.  The squall drowns one of the town’s own and sends in a replacement.  A stranger floats into the close-knit community.  He insists that he is best friends with the dead... Read more »

THE GOG/MAGOG PROJECT (Steep Theatre): Salinas IS The Man!

#23.  Reality shows?!  I don’t get the appeal.  Why would someone want their life to be on display?  Especially knowing viewers are rooting for their demise?  They are *constantly on*. Every little gesture or uttering has the potential to be observed, scrutinized, and misperceived.  Why do it?  Is it for the money, the fame or... Read more »