Tag Archives: Bill Schwartz

Responsibility Examined In McKeever’s New ‘The Camp’

The Camp, a world premiere drama from the West Boca Theatre Company does not advance the age-old discussion how “good” people can be passively complicit in horrors, but Michael McKeever’s insightful script and a solid cast under Michael Leeds’ direction expertly provide a three-dimensional illustration that forces the audience to query their own souls about their responsibility to oppose evil.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

With ‘Stalking the Bogeyman,’ GableStage Explores Taboo Subject With Unadorned Gravity

GableStage’s Stalking the Bogeyman, a true life tale of sexual abuse and revenge, stands out for its intelligence, bravery, sobriety and sheer darkness Buoyed by the raw sting of truth that great nonfiction provides, Bogeyman is more than a play. It’s a public service.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Island City’s Secrets Of The Trade Examines Adulation

As the season heats up, we enter a period with many openings in the same week. That means reviews will only be in the top four positions for four or five days. To see earlier reviews, check out the red …

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Juan C. Sanchez’s Property Line Is Promising But Needs Work

Comedy. Tragedy. Absurdist farce. Subtle satire. Family drama. Sociological tract about race relations. Juan C. Sanchez’s world premiere Property Line at New Theatre encompasses all these and more in an intellectually intriguing, promising script that needs a lot of work before it will gel into a satisfying evening of theater.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Theatre’s Twain and Shaw Not Engrossing Enough

Bill Schwartz as Twain listens to Stephen Neal as Shaw holding forth / Photo by Eileen Suarez By Bill Hirschman An intriguing premise and the words of two witty literary giants are not enough to build an engrossing evening in …

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New Theatre’s Twain and Shaw Not Engrossing Enough

An intriguing premise and the words of two witty literary giants are not enough to build an engrossing evening in New Theatre’s world premiere of Chambers Stevens’ comedy, Twain and Shaw Do Lunch.

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Zoetic Stage’s Captiva is Incisive Look Inside the American Family

Captiva is a brilliantly observed, finely etched portrait of the familial ties that bind in every sense of the word. It’s also one of the finest works of theater we’ve seen in the strongest 18 months of theater this region has produced in recent memory.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment