Tag Archives: Stephen Kaiser
Island City’s “Compensation” Pregnant With Potential
Every emotion associated with pregnancy and pending parenthood is present in the 95 minutes of Hannah Manikowski’s smart and promising play Compensation. In fact, most of them appear on the playbill cover photo for Island City Stage’s world-premiere production, an image that encapsulates the disconnected expectations that propel the drama.
Sparkling Wit Suffuses Island City’s Veronica’s Position
Creatures with the kind of quick wicked wit you only wish you had, the kind who rarely let pass the opportunity for a pithy exit line, populate Rich Orloff’s Veronica’s Position in Island City Stage’s thoroughly entertaining production.
Next Fall At Outre: How Can A Gay Couple Cope When One Has Faith, The Other Agnostic
Theater does not have to be loud and careening to be memorable. Outré Theatre Company’s revival of the off-Broadway hit Next Fall courageously takes a huge chance staging this evening of emotion and ideas slowly and quietly.
A Tight Family’s Tragic Past Is Key In Meet Me At The Oak
The dominating vision of The Tree and its dark violent past is a theatrical masterstroke from writer-director Layon Gray that opens a stirring Meet Me At The Oak, posting yet another strong offering for a revitalized M Ensemble.
One More Trip Over The River At Stage Door Remains Warm And Funny Just Not As Vibrant
After nearly two decades of South Florida productions, the hilarious and poignant Over The River And Through The Woods has lost a bit of its power in this perfectly workmanlike and mildly affecting edition by Broward Stage Door. This trip to grandmother’s house may not be as vibrant as the one in your memory, but it still warms the gut like Aida’s ever-present pan of lasagna.
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.