that's really required for solidly entertaining theater is one person and a
story. When the right actor is paired with the right script in the right venue,
a one-person show can be every bit as dynamic as something with a big
James Ridge is a tall man who has been
known to work alone. He's also one of Wisconsin’s most captivating actors.
Several years ago he put in a particularly well-rendered performance as Charles
Dickens in a one-man show that played in multiple venues. Ridge returns to
center stage in a one-character production
Fans of Peter Pan well know author James M. Barrie's ability to look at life's challenges through the lens of the heart, arriving at solutions both childlike in their simplicity and complex in their effect. Barrie takes the same lens to the English class system...
Is there any literary character more malevolent than Shakespeare's Richard III? Deformed of body, malignant of mind, Richard murders his way to the throne of England. The “poisonous bunch-backed toad” is eventually undone, but not before killing...
Two different Dickens One Man Shows this coming December
By Russ Bickerstaff
Though he wrote numerous bits of prose that weren�t A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens seems to be fused with the holiday season in American popular culture. It�s not that difficult to imagine a point in the future where one might expect parents to be taking their children to sit on Dickens� lap every December so that they might tell him what they want for Christmas. And why not elevate Dickens...