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Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Martin’s Madcap Musings

 Soulstice Theatre founder Char Manny marks her final production with the company in Steve Martin’s 1993 work, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Her direction is superb and one easily perceives the chemistry and sense of play between ensemble members who have collaborated frequently
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Soulstice rocks the Schoolhouse

 A group of remarkably long-lived animated educational shorts gets another look this summer as Soulstice Theatre presents a staging of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Directed by Jillian Smith and Char Manny, the production holds
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A comedy of social relations

 The theater's nature as a highly social art form can mean delightful things for plays focusing on social relations between characters. British playwright Shelagh Stephenson's The Memory of Water is a compelling look at the
07.30.2011 | | Posted at 02:10 PM

Soulstice Opens Its New Space With A Beautifully Imbalanced Musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
      There are a few musicals so wildly chaotic and beautifully diverse that they full reality doesn’t hit you until the next day. Suessical The Musical is one of those musicals. Concieved by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, the show is kind of a bizarre musical fusion of a whole bunch of different Dr. Seuss children’s books. It’s not exactly what Seuss himself would’ve don...
02.12.2011 | | Posted at 09:14 AM

Soulstice Theatre’s production of Conor McPherson celebrates human limitations

By Russ Bickerstaff
Conor McPherson’s Shining City is cloaked in a deafening silence. It’s not just the script, which seems peppered with more pauses than a Pinter play . . . it’s the solitude that the drama achieves in a series of dialogues that makes the whole thing feel so breathtakingly still. Soulstice Theatre does a good job of bringing that lonely, static silence to the stage in a production that opens...
02.08.2011 | | Posted at 12:16 PM

An interesting mix of talents from various stages meet at the Marian Center for Soulstices latest drama.

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s nice to see a play come-up on the month’s schedule that has a compelling script that I’ve never seen produced before. It’s even nicer when the cast listed for the production turns out to feature a really talented group of actors. When the actors in question are a mix of different people more commonly found on a number of different stages in town, it kind of feels like the theatre co...

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