Tag Archives: Jacqueline Laggy
Spurred by mortality, human beings struggling to repair connections as conduits toward understanding their lives form the crux of Primal Force’s intimate exploration of relationships in the intriguing Communion. A flawed mother dying of cancer, her estranged born-again daughter and a therapist with her own problems dance emotionally prickly pas de deuxs in this incisively acted and directed play.
Charm, that most underrated of quiet virtues in a theater of brassy belters and in-your-face spectacle, suffuses the vagaries of a 24-year love affair in Broward Stage Door’s appealing revival of the gentle Same Time, Next Year.
The Women’s Theatre Project, the Carbonell-nominated company focused on works by and about women, is closing after 33 productions over 14 years. TWTP won strong support among theatergoers of both sexes, but developed a particular following among lesbians who rarely saw their lives reflected in the region’s theatrical offerings.
Not every show is a home run. But that doesn’t deprive the audience of an interesting night when talented actresses make a flawed script land as well as can be hoped. Patti Gardner and Jacqueline Laggy are worth watching spar in David Mamet’s decidedly difficult mess of a script, The Anarchist.
A brand-new troupe, Primal Forces, is targeting a group previously left to fend for themselves: the Boomers who came of age during the political and social tumult of the 1960s and 1970s. The company opens with David Mamet’s The Anarchist at Andrews Living Arts Studio in Fort Lauderdale
Nicky Silver’s wickedly hilarious satire The Lyons about self-centered souls in the most dysfunctional family ever seen, on display at The Women’s Theatre Project, hides a deeper portrait of wounded people still seeking the affirmation that they never got from the people who society says should have been their primary nurturers.
It’s hard to do Neil Simon well. The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan does not fall into that trap. They do Neil Simon very, very well. Earlier this year the Plaza produced a fine Chapter Two, and now they’ve raised the Simon bar with their current show, Brighton Beach Memoirs.
Parade Productions’ collection of short plays by Michael McKeever, The Whole Caboodle, has the makings of a terrific evening of theatre, but an added conceptual element prevents the show from fulfilling its potential.
Boca Raton Theatre Guild’s production of A.R. Gurney’s comedy has some virtues starting with a delightful performance from Jacqueline Laggy and an admirably solid one from Patti Gardner. But the laughs peter out because of less stellar performances from the two male actors who dampen what should be an effervescent comedy.
The Boca Raton Theatre Guild has announced its ’s 2012-2013 season: the A.R Gurney thinking man’s comedy Sylvia from Sept. 28-Oct. 14 and Kander & Ebb’s acerbic musical Chicago in March 1-17.