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Comment Archives: Stories: Stage

Re: “Review: Star Bar does A Streetcar Named Desire right, but leaves some elements to be desired

To clarify one important error, the production is NOT using real cigarettes. It’s illegal to smoke tobacco products in public establishments, even onstage. Instead, they are using hand-rolled mullein which, when smoked, is used to treat respiratory ailments.

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Posted by Bob Morsch on 05/29/2013 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Star Bar delves into the character and conscience of A Streetcar Named Desire

I should clarify that I said 'the concept of Blanche's journey is OFTEN treated un-gently'. I've also seen it done beautifully. Don't want anyone thinking I've hated every production of this I've ever seen. Who knows, too, whether we'll succeed at it; we can only try.

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Posted by starbarplayers on 05/22/2013 at 1:25 PM

Re: “FAC theater director Scott RC Levy makes his acting debut

Saw the preview of Drowsy Chaperone last night and it was so much fun! The entire cast was terrific, the orchestra fabulous, and Scott Levy just made the show--he was the best part! Went home singing with a smile on my face...what more could you ask for.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by History Kid on 05/10/2013 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Review: TheatreWorks tries with The Wild Duck, but the material doesn't hold up

Calling the reviewer blind and suggesting he be medicated is a super mature response to a bad review. Pfft.

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Posted by Jillmarie Peterson on 05/02/2013 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Review: TheatreWorks tries with The Wild Duck, but the material doesn't hold up

Todd is simply wrong about our running time; The Wild Duck runs reliably 2 and 1/2 hours as advertised (including intermission), which is actually 15 minutes shorter than the recent London revival. Obviously he thought the play went on forever, and it's true that there is a lot of play here, and very long build up to a climax, but all of this is crucial to its shattering climax and cumulative power. Ibsen has not written a play which depends on audience empathy with his characters, whose limitations are immediately evident. Instead he has created an astonishing mix of melodrama, symbolism, irony, tragedy, satire, poetry and realism. The villain thinks he's the hero; his feckless victim thinks he is a romantic tragic figure. Blind idealism and life lies still abound. Todd thinks the material doesn't hold up but I suspect while snoozing he was weighing it very lightly:the play really is a masterpiece--the more time we have spent with it the more we have been rewarded, and our experience has been shared by actors and directors and audiences for the last 100 years. We are very proud of our beautiful production, and we encourage Todd to see the show again after he has polished his glasses, adjusted his prescription and found his white cane. I will be happy to help him find his seat and show him the light :-)

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Posted by Murray Ross on 05/01/2013 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Review: Six Women Play Festival finds a new gear in its seventh year

you didn't mention isaac green's name in 5564 to toronto? what a crappy thing to do to a kid that played his heart out.

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Posted by Big Timber on 04/17/2013 at 10:19 AM

Re: “The FAC cultivates new plays in Rough Writers, a festival of staged readings

Hi! The link to the seems to not be working...

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Posted by Nicole Anthony on 04/17/2013 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Theatreworks rocks out with the People's President in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

This one is not to be missed! Seriously!!

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Posted by lwirbel on 03/14/2013 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Immortal Solstice Home-grown horror blends stage, screen and song

You needed a "supposedly" in front of Qin Shi Huang as well. His "search for immortality" is an unverified, and I suspect malicious fabrication about the world's greatest peacemaker and nation builder. He was discredited by his political successors, and my guess is that is one of the several dozen bits of nonsense that were attached to his alleged "history." The full story of Qin Shi Huang is found in The School of Sun Tzu, available here:

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Posted by David Jones on 03/06/2013 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Nuclear family

While the leather I used was not for a corset, the author is right; I used leather from thrift stores and donated fur in many pieces. Linen, wool, and hemp fabrics help to make the show as accurate as possible. Framed by June Barfield's amazing set and lit by Sean Verdu's lighting design, I am privileged to have costumed this show! I hope you all enjoy it!

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Posted by Jillmarie Peterson on 01/16/2013 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Is 8 enough?

Marriage is the term used to denote the covenant relationship between a man and a woman and has been for thousands of years...can't gays come up with a different word for their different sort of liaison?

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Posted by TejonTech on 08/18/2012 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Is 8 enough?

No worries! I should have clarified at the time!

Posted by Steve Emily on 08/15/2012 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Is 8 enough?

Sorry about that, Steve. You said Sammy and I leaped to a conclusion. Argh!

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Posted by Rhonda Van Pelt on 08/15/2012 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Is 8 enough?

Just one correction: The production features Sammy Gleason, not Sammie Joe Kinnett. They are both, however, very lovely people.

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Posted by Steve Emily on 08/15/2012 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Looks are deceiving

Great show; Nancy Holaday did a great job adapting this story for her actors.

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Posted by JSB on 06/09/2012 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Looks are deceiving

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Posted by Nancy Holaday on 06/06/2012 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Giving us Moor

I cant wait to see the show. It sounds awesome!

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Posted by Gieo Pensoneault on 05/31/2012 at 11:16 AM

Re: “A hard edge

Our audio recording of the interview does not include the phrase "To Shakespeare's audience." However, it is clear that Ms. Carter was speaking about the perspective of someone in Shakespeare's time period, so we have inserted a clarification to that effect, in brackets. We apologize for any confusion or mischaracterization this may have caused.

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Posted by Kirk Woundy on 11/11/2011 at 6:54 AM

Re: “A hard edge

Thank you Cherise for the wonderful article! I would like to clarify, with all respect to Cherise Fantus, the above quote was taken out of context. We were discussing Shakespeare's treatment of Achilles and the quote should read " To Shakespeare's audience, what's the worst possible way they could sabotage the greatest warrior in the world in history? They make him ridiculously proud, and they make him gay." I apologize for any misunderstanding. Crystal Carter, Director.

Posted by Crystal Carter on 11/10/2011 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Profiles in courage

Personal stories, from our own community, are always the most inspiring. Hope to see you and your family at the opening reception this Friday at 6 pm, James. It'll be a timeless production. Anne Marie

Posted by Anne Marie P. on 11/10/2011 at 9:17 AM

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