The Best Man: culturevulture.net

The Best Man By Gore Vidal Directed by Tom Ross Aurora Theatre Company August 22-September 28, 2008 http://www.auroratheatre.org/ Once upon a time when television was in black and white and the talking heads didn’t talk nearly as much and  ...

Gaslight (aka Angel Street)

Gaslight (aka Angel Street) By Patrick Hamilton Irish Repertory Theatre, New York May 9-July 8, 2007 Directed by Charlotte Moore Featuring Brian Murray, Laura Odeh, David Staller, Laoisa Sexton and Patricia O’Connell http://irishrep.org/ Perhaps there is a theatre-goer  ...

Monsieur Chopin

Monsieur Chopin By Hershey Felder Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles http://www.geffenplayhouse.com/ August 9 – August 26, 2007. Hershey Felder has a shtick ... a pretty impressive shtick, mind you, but a shtick nonetheless. He takes on the persona of a well-known  ...

Gershwin Alone

What more can one say about George Gershwin? His music has weathered the tests of time with great ease; his brother’s lyrics, for the most part, have remained fresh; and his death from an undiagnosed brain tumor at age  ...

Hysteria

Play by Terry Johnson Aurora Theatre Company Berkeley, California August 24-September 30 http://www.auroratheatre.org/ Warren David Keith and Howard Swain in Hysteria. Photo: David Allen We live in the age of the hybrid. We have hybrid plants and cars  ...

culturevulture.net – review

The Andersen Project Written and directed by Robert Lepage Performed by Yves Jacques Presented by Cal Performances Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley May 28-June 1, 2008 http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/ The Beatles said it first: “All the lonely people, where do they  ...

Citizen Josh

Written and performed by Josh Kornbluth Magic Theatre, San Francisco May 12-June 10, 2007 website Comedian Josh Kornbluth may not yet have been declared a national treasure but those who live in the Bay Area may well consider him  ...

The Clean House

by Sarah Ruhl Alley Theatre Houston, TX April 28-May 27, 2007 http://www.alleytheatre.org/ Sarah Ruhl's play, The Clean House, begins innocently enough. The Brazilian maid, Matilde, a daughter of two comedians, loses interest in cleaning her uptight employer's (Lane) house.  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Tennessee Williams’ theatrical legacy began with The Glass Menagerie, a broadway hit in 1945. It is a subtly-woven characterisation of America’s pre-war past through a self-conscious screen of creative memory. Its narrator, Tom, clearly a stand-in for Williams himself (the  ...