Below the Belt

Below the Belt Less is more in Below the Belt, the starkly simplistic, uncomfortably accurate dark comedy, currently in performances at the Access Theater. A pointed take on corporate culture and the unrest that lies within society as it struggles … Continue reading

The Tempest

It begins with a thunderbolt. To some, that may foreshadow a show of overwrought visuals, noise and spectacle, but here in this case, it is the exact opposite. The Classic Stage Company’s production of The Tempest is simplistic, understated and … Continue reading

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! One holiday season there was a critic named Carey Who found that holiday shows did not make her feel merry. She felt overall they were big and were loud; She did not understand … Continue reading

Al’s Business Cards

Al’s Business Cards “Coulda, woulda shoulda,” is a favorite phrase used to express regret over what might have been. So is, “If only…” Thankfully, neither of those phrases are spoken in the play, Al’s Business Cards, a sharp, witty show … Continue reading

Accent On Youth

Accent On Youth A dry martini would be an appropriate drink to consume while watching Accent On Youth, the new play in performances at the Samuel J. Friedman theater. The crisp, cool, tart flavor would be a suitable accompaniment to … Continue reading

West Side Story

West Side Story Even the most cynical person out there has to have a soft spot. It could be a favorite CD from childhood, an old movie that only exists on VHS recording, or a recipe for a decidedly unhealthy … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities So you want a revolution? Technically, you’ll find one here. It has the angry people, the obligatory song or two about freedom, and a few gunshots. Sadly, however, it is … Continue reading

Incident at Vichy

Incident at Vichy Review By: Carey Purcell Presented by The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), this riveting one-act play fearlessly addresses how and why the Holocaust took place, from the perspective of both the perpetrators and the victims. This brilliantly … Continue reading

James Barbour: Love Songs

James Barbour: Love Songs Who said that romance is dead? It’s certainly not at Sardi’s on Saturday nights, where James Barbour is performing his concert series “Love Songs.” The Broadway actor, most recently see in A Tale of Two Cities, … Continue reading

Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen, Mississippi Sex Slave Incident

Southern Gothic Novel I am in awe of Frank Blocker. Performing the one-man show Southern Gothic Novel at the Stage Left Studio Theater, and playing seventeen different characters, Blocker is giving one of the most entertaining performances in city right … Continue reading