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By Oline H. Cogdill Boca Stage smoothly navigates the psychological thriller’s nuances in its suspenseful production of Wait Until Dark that launches its 2023-2024 season and marks its debut at its new home in the Delray Beach Playhouse. Director Keith …
The 2023-24 theater season in South Florida includes alliance of Boca Stage and MNM Theatre’s Wait Until Dark and Boeing Boeing; Kravis Center has Tina, Six, Hamilton and Jagged Little Pill.
The zingers in Boca Stage’s female version of The Odd Couple sound familiar but hardly stale like something left in Olive Madison’s refrigerator for who knows how long. Rather, you welcome the wisecracks as you would greet a dear old friend whom you haven’t seen in ages. Perhaps that is because we badly need laughter in a world in which bad news seems to surround us.
Boca Stage’s Grand Horizons has A-list cast for an unusual mélange of considerable domestic comedy intersecting with serious themes about aging, dreams deferred and unrequited yearning.
Time Alone brings out moments of self-doubt; of deep, endless grief; questions of what ifs and should haves —so skillfully explored in Boca Stage’s scintillating Time Alone. Credit director Genie Croft and first-class actors Karen Stephens & Rio Chavarro — who elevate it into a bold, emotional production.
Quite a come back year: World premieres, epic musicals, moving two-character dramas, you name it. Here’s not so much a “best of the year” list – no such list can be reliable or complete – but a random recognition of outstanding performances, productions, trends and just moments that theaterlovers will carry with them into 2023.
Kim Ostrenko’s performance under the direction of Keith Garsson in Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside at Boca Stage is simply one of the most outstanding we’ve seen in this banner year of excellent theater.
The comedy-drama Ben Butler was meant to explore race relations when it was first produced in 2014. But this tale about a runaway slave seeking refuge on the cusp of the Civil War has taken on an extra spin at Boca Stage in light of the spread of the Black Lives Matter movement in the past few years.
Social workers face tragedies in which there may be no satisfying solutions and in which the warring parties truly want “what’s best for the child.” Those dilemmas echo larger questions in which we all seek to choose the best path in a world of complexity and limited options. Such is the core of Luna Gale virtually defining “a thought-provoking play,” receiving an engrossing production at Boca Stage.
For older audiences who see the number of expensive pills they take each morning magically multiply over the years, the wicked satire of Big Pharma in the otherwise romantic comedy Rx is welcomed at Boca Stage. But as cutting as Rx can be (one dotty scientist says “If I knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research”) the Rx that playwright Kate Fodor prescribes for the modern malaise is, yes, love.