In a time before Facebook, Worlds of Warcraft, and Massive Multiplayer Online RPG, there once existed a simple game. And in a time of theatrical chaos, political uproar, and global warming, there currently exists an environmentally sound theatre company. Green Globe Theatre is currently producing Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters. Forged by the hands of theatre nerds, crafted in the minds of Director Jess Marciniak, and so advanced in its advanciness that it would take two whole weekends of production to fully express all of its mighty geekery,
We all have a different perception of what real beauty is. We all have our reasons to be pretty; there are people we make ourselves pretty for; there are people who we let define where we fall on the scale of ugly to pretty. But beauty has its price, just like ugly does, and it’s a steep price to pay regardless of which side you’re on. Neil LaBute’s Reasons to be Pretty explores this dark and dangerous notion of external beauty through heavy humor and deeply dramatic twists in the way only a Neil LaBute play can.
Iron Crow Theatre is kicking off their historic 2016/2017 season, entitled “Dark Play”, with a raucous bang, setting the bar high with expectations. Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, directed by Sean Elias with Musical Direction by Ben Shaver, lives up to those standards and is a scandalously swinging evening of titillating entertainment which plunges the depths of the seasonal through-line of dark play right from the word go.
There is nothing like the logic of an illogical mind. The witty resplendence that is the hallmark of Neil Simon is resonating through Parlor Room Theatre’s current production of Fools. Directed by Frank DiSalvo Jr., this double-whammy of a whip-smart comedy packs the punch-lines from start to finish, catering to a vast array stylistic humors. An amusing production that infuses love with wit and idiots with brains, this show is a great light-hearted evening of entertainment to enjoy this summer.