Tag Archives: Steven A. Chambers
Few an resist feisty, foul-mouthed septuagenarians such as Helen Wheeler because, well, we do not normally expect a woman in her 70’s to tackle someone into submission, or use a blowtorch to free an inmate from jail as is depicted in Helen on Wheels, a delightfully funny and moving, sweet, but not syrupy peek into small town eccentricity.
This 61-year-old Twelve Angry Men gets an effective production in New Theatre’s edition of what it rightfully deems an American classic. A dozen actors give some of the better performances of their careers in Reginald Rose’s well-crafted incisive dissection of human behavior as much as the process of judicial sausage making.
By Bill Hirschman There’s a moment in New Theatre’s quirky and surprisingly pleasant production of Bird In The Hand that captures the offbeat vibe in this bittersweet comedic memoir about growing up in Miami. Actors are dressed to resemble flamingos, …
It’s not encouraging when all through New Theatre’s production of Educating Rita you keep thinking what a great script Willy Russell wrote. This edition sloughs listlessly in the opening 45 minutes or so and really only begins to be mildly engaging near the end of the first act.
The quality of New Theatre’s work is famously variable, but every season or so, they deliver a moving, finely crafted gem of theater to be unreservedly proud about. In this case, it’s the production of Nilo Cruz’s, A Bicycle Country, a lyrical tragedy about three friends who escape Cuba on a raft.