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“Trying” paints a poignant picture of a cross-generational friendship

Trying at George Street Playhouse The word “trying” has many definitions. It can mean testing the limits of, as in “trying one’s patience.” It...

“Buried Child” is a powerful, troubling play

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey production is a rousing success The late playwright Sam Shepard (1943-2017) won the Pulitzer Prize for his play...

 “Accomplice”: murder has never been such fun

The problem with reviewing a mystery as good as Rupert Holmes’ Accomplice is that you want to tell everyone what happens so that they’ll want to...

“South Pacific” at Paper Mill Playhouse was terrific

Scene from "South Pacific" at Paper Mill PlayhouseThe Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn brought us a ripping good production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific." Based upon the collected stories of James A. Michener, "Tales of the South Pacific," the musical introduces us to the young men and women from small towns and cities around the United States in the 1940s.

Blithe Spirit” is a classic comic confection

Blithe Spirit at The Shakespeare Theatre Prolific playwright Noël Coward (1899-1973) is best noted for three classic comedies: Hay Fever (1925); Private Lives (1930); and Blithe Spirit (1941). The latter, written...

Young Frankenstein is fun at the Ritz

Young Frankenstein promoThe Ritz Theatre in Haddon Township has a hit with Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein." Originally a movie, then set to music for Broadway, the play is a comedy about the grandson of Frankenstein who wants nothing to do with the family business.

“Charley’s Aunt”: An old farce, but a ripping good one

STNJ presents a a flat-out funny hit Playwright and actor Brandon Thomas (1848-1914) was quoted in his obituary as having said, “I hoped to go down...

“The Source” looks at responses to a scandal in the publishing...

NJ Reps new play is a thinly-disguised presentation of a real-life scandal For the past few years, I have been extolling the excellence of plays...

“Murder on the Orient Express” successfully blends farce, suspense, and death

Most people up until now would recall Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie’s mystery set on a luxury trans-European express train, from the 1974 film...

“Heartland” explores levels of global responsibility

Some fine actors are at work at Luna Stage   The ongoing tragedy that is Afghanistan is the basis for Gabriel Jason Dean’s play Heartland,...
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