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“Theo” is an amazing study of family and forgiveness

Two River Theatre brings us a work of genius and talent and great love There are times as a theatregoer when one sees a piece...

“The Assignment” focuses on lives interrupted by violence

Luna Stage presents a powerful play that deserves to be seen It’s difficult for me to write a review about a play when I want...

Youth take the stage as a reflection on love

In a world of email scandals, relentless brutality, global agitation, and near-impending doom, people still aspire. Lisa Beth Vettoso must surely be counted as one of those...

The Ritz Theater Company never goes out of style

"You Can't Take It With You" at Ritz TheatreThe Ritz Theater recently put on the period piece "You Can't Take It With You," written by Moss Hart and George Kaufman. Set in 1938 New York City it is about a family who are a group of zany, eccentric creatures that follow their own pursuits based on what they want to do, rather than on what societal norms tell them to do.

 

Daddy Long Legs:  A romantic confection for the holiday season

The George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick has found a sweet, romantic gem of a show in their latest production, Daddy Long Legs. George Street...

“Foster Mom” keeps you guessing throughout

Premiere Stages, Kean University’s professional theater company, is proving to be a home of strong contemporary drama. Foster Mom, chosen from more than 400 submissions as...

“Annie” provides seasonal joy from an old familiar story

The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn has taken an old favorite, polished it up, and presented it as a glittery gift for this holiday...

“Crowns”: Glory, hallelujah!

Fifteen years ago, McCarter Theatre Center commissioned writer/actress Regina Taylor to come up with a show based on a book about Southern black women...

“Midsummer Night’s Dream” is mirthful pleasure at Shakespeare Theatre

Many know Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream from one of its film adaptations, such as the 1999 version with a cast headed by Kevin...

“Simpatico” is less than perfect Shepard

Sam Shepard was one of this country’s leading playwrights, as well as an esteemed actor and director. His death earlier this year deprived the...