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Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

Meet Babette, Theo, Frank and the Airshafts

Youngblood Theatre's latest is Melissa James Gibson's [sic]. The title makes reference to unedited, quoted text in the body of a larger work. And the play itself may be an attempt to, in some way, show the unedited end of people that they wouldn't normally want other people to see. Don't worry, though. It isn't disgus...
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012
Writer/Director/Actress/Producer/Costume Designer Elizabeth Lynn Shipe has been working on a project that clearly means quite a bit to her. Her Reconstructing Grimm project launches its first fully-realized play as it presents Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party. It's a wholly ambitious work taking place at the Brumder Mansion this month. Michael Traynor stars as th...
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012
The Hardy Boys have been around for 85 years. If the continuity of the original series was intact, Frank and Joe Hardy would be cranky, old rich white guys complaining about the general state of things in the modern world. Thanks to a steady stream of authors and a floating timeline, they remain young and very, very popular. They have evolved a lot over the years. As I understand it, they ...
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012
So you've created life in a laboratory from spare parts. And so it's come to life and come to resent you. And so it comes to you and tells you that it wants you to create a wife for it. So it's safe to say that things have gotten kind of complicated. And so it is with Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.  The popular R.N. Sandberg stage adaptation of the classic work of science fiction makes it...
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
The Boulevard Theatre's cozy studio space is perfect for the intimate comedies staged by Artistic Director Mark Bucher. The theater group opens its season Sept. 19 with the Midwest premiere of Yasmina Reza's Life (x) 3. It is precisely...