Tag Archives: Harriet Oser
Palm Beach Dramaworks’ team finds the special vibe of Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy set in an unforgiving climate of the heart in The Cripple of Inishmaan.
With humor, poignancy and insight, Dietz portrays just such a patchwork invisible to its residents in his new play This Random World at Theatre Lab, the professional resident company at Florida Atlantic University.
When done well, the astringent Les Liaisons Dangereuses is an increasingly horrifying descent into a morally bankrupt aristocratic society. Palm Beach Dramaworks’ solidly executed and lushly produced edition comes very close to achieving that level, but it falls just a shade short of communicating the venality of curdled souls.
The Carbonell Awards ceremony falls on April Fools’ Day (restrain your quips), But that also means it’s time for the annual grousing column about nominations.That said, I wish the judges had the ability to expand the list of nominees by one or two slots at will. So here is my personal “Youze wuz robbed” list.
GableStage’s production of Amy Herzog’s play 4000 Miles is a puzzle. We can tell you the intriguing premise, we can sketch out the plot, we can describe the engaging characters, we can praise the strong performances and even identify the touching and funny moments. But we can’t tell you what the play is about or the pattern those jigsaw pieces create.
Four years ago, The Women’s Theatre Project mounted Faye Sholiton’s The Interview about the persisting damage that the Holocaust wreaked across generations. As solid as the first production was, this edition is a significantly deeper, more moving rendition elevated by acting that has only become richer with time. This likely stands among the company’s finest offerings.
The most affecting moments in the Plaza Theatre’s solid, entertaining production of the venerable Driving Miss Daisy are the fleeting grace notes that have no dialogue, moments that result from being in the capable hands of old pros.
n this edition, we visit Harriet Oser who talks about a career that encompasses playing the bride in Blood Wedding while pregnant to wondering if a scene partner was going to collapse on stage. Having just celebrated her 80th birthday – she volunteered that piece of information – Oser is as busy as ever.
When The Women’s Theatre Project leaders announced in February that they had lost their performing space in Fort Lauderdale, some pessimists feared its unique voice would slide into limbo. But the 11-year-old company has slated two shows at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton in November and January.
This edition of Paul Zindel’s The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds at Palm Beach Dramaworks features an overwhelming bravura performance of Laura Turnbull as an embittered, self-pitying mother wildly striking out at her daughters as displaced revenge for the blighted tragedy that chance has made of her life.