Tag Archives: Melissa Almaguer

Amid Violence, Gay Sex and Kidnapping, ‘Borrowed’ Dissects Troubled Father-Son Relations

The world premiere in Miami of Borrowed examines with emotion and specificity the lasting tragic damage of father-son and son-father relationships that imploded years earlier. With copious violence, sex and profanity, Jim Kierstead’s first script is far from subtle but also unafraid to look deep into complex legacies wrought by ancient family dysfunction.

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MSP’s This Random World A Challenging Study In Character

Main Street Players challenges itself and its audiences in This Random World, this 90-minute think piece that will make you question some of your own connections to the people in your life. But the complex story has trouble flowing because of necessary scenery changes.

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New Theatre’s Collection Keeping A-Breast Is Intriguing, Heartfelt But Badly Uneven

The success of theater often depends on the audience plugging in their own experiences to enhance what’s happening on stage. So perhaps part of this reviewer’s hot-and-cold reception of Keeping A-Breast at New Theatre – an earnest, heartfelt examination of the agonizing upheaval resulting from breast cancer – is because I’m a man.

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Mad Cat’s “so my grandmother” is an Unruly Helluva Hoot

so my grandmother is a return to Mad Cat’s idiosyncratic fantasias such as Shepherd’s Pie and Helluva Halloween. Like them, it’s messy, undisciplined, even self-indulgent in its determination to break the rules. But it’s also a gold-plated hoot watching talented professionals smashing down traditional preconceptions of theater.

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