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SNAP takes up a worthy theme

Genuine, truthful performances by two pre-teen girls do a lot to get the best out of Marilynn Barner Anselmi’s world -premiering Mama’s Girls presented by SNAP Productions. 

The major focus of the script is on a pair of twins, Amelia and her brother Sammy. Sammy feels in every respect like a girl, which Amelia accepts unquestioning. Their father Sam has serious trouble dealing with his namesake’s search for...


Lear and you.

If you are familiar with Shakespeare’s King Lear you will certainly encounter elements of it in Walk The Night, Where Madness Lies produced by Blue Barn Theatre. Knowing the play may lead you to expect characters, scenes, developments which may never materialize. Thus, a lack of familiarity with the original could be a significant advantage. After all, what you see and hear depends on your perspective. Because, as...

Shaw lite

George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man certainly entertained and amused a great many people for a long time after its 1894 debut. This light romantic comedy, almost a period piece, given its datedness, needs a production full of style to work best. Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre’s Cathy M.W.Kurz and a capable cast earnestly take it on but the script still shows its age.

Many people involved in theatre find appealing...

A work of art.

“Putting it together; that’s what counts. Small amounts adding up to make a work of art.” So sings George, the great-grandson of painter Georges Seurat in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s theatrical masterpiece Sunday in the Park with George. That work of art has been put together beautifully at Creighton University’s theater.  Amy Lane has directed superbly. She and her impressive cast along with musical...

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