Why feminist? We women make up over half of the US populace and purchase more tickets to theatre yearly than men, even with our 77 cents to any man’s dollar earned salaries. Feminism is the radical notion that women are people. Some amazing, creative people, who happen to be women, enlivened regional theatre here in … Continue reading
Posted in December 2012 …
Crossover Arts Theatre: Ebony Scrooge
Of the myriad of adaptations and re-envisioned versions of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, fledgling Desoto-based theatre group Crossover Arts Theatre chose to produce D.M. Larson’s “Ebony Scrooge”, subtitled A Modern Musical, as its holiday show. A “free” script, which might appeal to a start-up group on a tight budget, it lacks the depth of … Continue reading
Anna Lively at Sammons Center: To Live & Love in New York!
Don you now your gay apparel and get lively. Anna Lively. Celebrate the holiday spirit at the Sammons Center For the Arts final Cabaret of 2012 this Thursday night December 20 from 8-10pm with a rare treat. She’s saucy. She’s sultry. She’s insouciant. She’s a 5’10” blonde dynamo wielding a gorgeous voice and a … Continue reading
Milagritos: Cisneros’ Holiday Miracle at Cara Mía Theatre Co.
Who doesn’t hope and pray for a life filled with little miracles? Sandra Cisneros’ 1991 short story collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories helped solidify her national standing as a major Chicana writer and poet for the unique, radiant voice she gave each character through dynamic, lyrical expression. She uses the universal female archetypes … Continue reading
Binders Full of Santas? FunHouse Theatre Fills Hearts to the Brim
It’s a cryptic, chilly, Cold War sort of Christmas Eve night in Ronald Reagan’s 1980’s world, and those ninja missiles of Star Wars defense, Santa’s reindeer, face a serious dilemma. Santa has fallen from the sleigh somewhere over the northern hemisphere but nobody noticed. Should they double back and try to locate the jolly old … Continue reading
Adamant Eve: “On The Eve” with Home By Hovercraft @ Nouveau47 Theatre
On the cusp. On the edge. On the brink. On the mark. On the lam. On the nose. On the money. On The Eve…. Mother Nature, blood-red in tooth and claw, jangles her gaudy bangles and flashes a predatory grin, relishing the prospect of portentous paradigm shift in Nouveau 47’s ribald, uninhibited, anti-establishment World Premiere … Continue reading
Capote’s Yule Rule at One Thirty
Very few actors in this region can match John Davies’ adeptness at finding the lyrical rhythms in a play’s text and skill in exploring the silence between words and phrases, those pauses that enhance a play’s sense while drawing its audience in deeper. He makes it look so simple. Davies demonstrates his professional acumen with … Continue reading