Tag Archives: Jovon Jacobs

Dreams Form The Core Of Dramaworks’ Intimate Apparel

Lynn Nottage’s incisive Intimate Apparel explores a dozen themes simultaneously and all viewed through the prism of race at the turn of the century. But this Palm Beach Dramaworks edition finds a commonality among all of the above: the hope and fear and frustration connected to dreams deferred and dreams realized.

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Theatre Lab’s The Glass Piano Is Fairy Tale With Adults’ Lessons

There’s something irresistibly intriguing when a whimsical fairy tale is invoked to teach life lessons to adults. Theatre Lab’s The Glass Piano may have a befuddled king, a savvy servant and a lovely princess. But Alix Sober’s delightfully fanciful and imaginative work is absolutely not a children’s play.

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Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew Is GableStage Benchmark Triumph

Amid a constellation of superb theater from GableStage comes a supernova of passion, pain and socio-political protest in a scorching drama Skeleton Crew. Its portrayal of African-American workers in a Detroit auto plant teetering on closing incisively examines racial issues that intensify impending tragedy, but also a world evaporating under our feet whuch crosses all demographic boundaries.

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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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Dramaworks’ Fences Rages Against The Dying Of The Light

In Palm Beach Dramaworks’ triumphant production of August Wilson’s Fences, this Troy Maxson rages. Whether this physical kinetic Troy is delivering a defiant challenge to death, railing at the racial prejudice that has undercut his dreams, or privately excoriating his own guilt for making destructive choices — this Troy unleashes a lifetime of festering wrath in a basement barrel baritone.

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Powerful Performances, Direction Make New City’s ‘Raisin In The Sun’ A Must See

Attention to detail in each element of New City Players’ Raisin in the Sun makes it truly spectacular on every level, and that especially goes for the directing and the acting.

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This Season’s Winter Shorts Is A Mixed Bag At City Theatre

Much like the holiday season itself, there are things to endure and other instances that are jolly. That’s the mixed bag of City Theatre’s Winter Shorts now playing at the Carnival Studio Theater at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

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LGBTQIA Shorts Gone Wild 6 Comes Up A Little Short

No one could accuse the cast of Shorts Gone Wild 6 of being low energy. They spend the production’s interstitial moments cartwheeling, performing splits, engaging in slapdash chicken dances, telling jokes, winking through bawdy double entendres. But most of the plays are less memorable than their spirited introductions.

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Winter Shorts: Welcome Holiday Warmth Against The Chill

Over 21 years, City Theatre’s ever-expanding enterprises have developed and maintained a brand-level reputation for entertaining theater; its return to cool weather programming with the current edition of Winter Shorts is just as diverting.

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Timely ‘All The Way’ Exposes How Your Sausage Is Made

Although the Actors’ Playhouse folks are working very hard to master this Everest of a play, All The Way, about Lyndon Johnson’s campaign to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this time they have barely fought the work to a standstill.

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