The Birthday Party

By Harold Pinter Irish Classical Theatre Company Buffalo, NY January 21, 2007 There’s more to Buffalo than chicken wings, impressive architecture, and the birthplace of alternating current. OK, so that last one was big. Buffalo, a well-kept- secret-of-a-town, is  ...

Hay Fever

... Hay Fever has been described as a comedy of bad manners. Unfortunately, Declan Donnellan has turned Coward's wickedly funny and deceptively vicious play into something more akin to a burlesque. In the process he has also dulled the  ...

The Green Bird – Carlo Gozzi

A prophecy: If you jump on The Green Bird and try to ride it with your everyday prosaic intellect, it may throw you off. But, if you sit back and let it fly along on its own terms, it  ...

Dirty Blonde – Claudia Shear

"I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde." Some Mae West fans can quote every line from every film and then some. In Claudia Shear's play with music, lots of recognizable West lines have been  ...

Edward Scissorhands

Matthew Bourne has carved out an odd niche for himself re-inventing the story ballet for a new century. Previous works include a “Swan Lake” featuring buff male swans, a “Nutcracker” which took place in a Dickensian orphanage, “Car Man,” which  ...

Big Love – Charles L. Mee

Big Love is big fun at Berkeley Rep. O.K., so it’s Aeschylus again but Charles L. Mee’s zany rehash of the ancient story of 50 brides who flee 50 grooms rather than be forced into marriage bears little  ...