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12.01.2010 | | Posted at 05:26 AM

The Earned Emotion of Sunset Playhouses ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE

By Russ Bickerstaff
    There are countless challenges and difficulties with bringing one of the most beloved holiday films in history to a live theatre stage. The Sunset Playhouse does an admirable job of this with its production of It�s A Wonderful Life. Adapted for the stage several years ago by playwright James Rodgers, the stage adaptation is a strong distillation of Frank Capra�s original film lovingly broug...
11.20.2010 | | Posted at 02:29 PM

The Sunset Playhouse Eliminating Artistic Director Position as of December 1st

By Russ Bickerstaff
Just a couple of hours ago, I got an email from Mark Salentine�Artistic Director of the Sunset Playhouse�in Elm Grove. Evidently, due to �severe financial difficulties,� the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove has decided to eliminate the position of Artistic Director. This puts a talented director and actor out of a job as of December 1st. Mark Salentine had been with the Sunset for 7.5 years as A...
06.05.2010 | | Posted at 09:44 AM

An Impressively Entertaining Evening in Elm Grove

By Russ Bickerstaff
As contemporary farces go, Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies is pretty nondescript. Two down-on-their luck actors find themselves impersonating long, lost female relatives of a dying woman in order to obtain an inheritance. In the process of doing so, they begin to fall for a couple of girls and things begin to get a bit complicated. With passages and overall style loving lifted directly from Shakes...