Tag Archives: Gladys Ramirez

Summer Shorts 2019 Unusually Consistently Entertaining

This 24th annual Summer Shorts festival of short plays scores as the most consistent, polished and satisfying work beginning to end that City Theatre has produced in recent seasons.

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Shorts Gone Wild 5 Is Usual Mixed Bag — But With A Twist

Shorts Gone Wild 5, co-produced by City Theatre with Island City Stage, follows the same entertaining pattern eliciting guffaws, chuckles and a few choked back sniffles with risque and luight blue material. The acting and direction keeps improving year after year and those elements rescue scripts less deftly written. But this edition feels different for an intriguing reason.

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Intersection Of Black Comedy And Tragic Compassion Suffuses ‘Between Riverside And Crazy’

Quirky denizens of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy strive to find second chances in GableStage’s production.

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Presidential Politics Make Shorts Gone Wild Even Wilder

Political satire is like the finest champagne – delectable at the time but going flat with age. But in the meantime, as Shorts Gone Wild 4 (subtitled Decision 2016: It’s Gonna Be Yuuuuuge!) underscores, what a terrific way to blow off angst over today’s polarized landscape.

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Punchline’s #Unhappy Hour Is Intriguing Field Trip Into World Of South Florida Millennials

Because they write what they know, the five playwrights of Punchline Theatre Company’s #Unhappy Hour provide another peek into the evolving saga of Millennials in America in the 21st Century – South Florida Division. It’s an unusual imaginative slice-of-life that is engaging and illuminating despite that some facets work better than others.

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Passable Dial M For Murder Doesn’t Quite Ring Any Bells

The classic 1952 crime play Dial M For Murder is a brilliantly-designed timepiece of plotting and dramatic construction. Unfortunately, Broward Stage Door’s barely serviceable production of this supposed thriller lacks much sizzle or suspense.

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Shorts Gone Wild Is Rainbow Of Gay-Themed Plays For Everyone

If the context of the eight sketches in Shorts Gone Wild 3 is primarily gay-centric, the material and performances have markedly improved year after year until it has reached a high-water mark in the series’ quality.

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Shorts Gone Wild 2: More About Relationships Than Risque

So the Cowardly Lion walks into a gay bar…. That premise pretty reliably lets you know that you must be watching the new edition of Shorts Gone Wild 2, the mildly risqué festival of short plays with a LGBT underpinning.

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Alliance’s Linked One-Acts Are Comedies Are Tinged With Mourning For Lost Pasts

Copious laughter embraces Alliance Theatre Lab’s production of James McLure’s related one-act plays, Laundry & Bourbon and Lone Star. But snaking through the jovial landscape is a quiet mourning that the good times are irretrievably behind us in a changing world.

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GableStage’s Motherf**ker Is Hilarious, Gritty, Profane and Thought-Provoking

Editor’s Note: We’re in high theater season when we have three to five openings a week. If you don’t find the review you’re looking for in the center column, check out the list of recent reviews in the upper left-hand …

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