Tag Archives: Mary Sansone

City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Kicks It Up A Notch Once Again

Efforts by City Theatre staffers to improve the consistency of its offerings has paid off: This edition of Summer Shorts is not only lushly and imaginatively produced with a noticeable extra bit of polish, but is more consistently funny and entertaining than any edition in recent memory.

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Memory Is the Real Villain In Zoetic’s The Great God Pan

The unreliability of memory — and the resulting doubt and guilt — swirl through Zoetic Stage’s finely crafted production of The Great God Pan.

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The Last Night Of Ballyhoo Examines Prejudice Among Those Discriminated Against

A solid cast molded by director Hugh M. Murphy adds Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo to the quietly growing list of solid productions that Broward Stage Door has been accumulating in recent years.

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StageBill: If The Carbonells Only Had A Couple More Slots

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.

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Not Your Average Nutcracker

Darkness has often been an element of classic Christmas stories: A Christmas Carol, It’s A Wonderful Life, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. But leave it to the House Theatre of Chicago to come up with a quirky twist on The Nutcracker co-produced with the Adrienne Arsht Center.

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Stage Door’s A Shayna Maidel Flawed But Moving Drama

For immigrants wrestling with cultural assimilation, salvation lies not in burying the past life, but coming to terms with its baggage and its ghosts. Playwright Barbara Lebow illustrated her premise in her 1985 A Shayna Maidel now enjoying an ultimately moving revival at Broward Stage Door. It benefits greatly from a promising performance by Mary Sansone as a shattered Holocaust survivor trying to reconnect with the remains of her family in New York City.

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