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 tossed into the script, but sometimes it's hard to know  ...

A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen

A century and a quarter have passed since Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House scandalized respectable audiences and delighted independent thinkers. A lot of progress has been made since then, especially in the area of women’s rights. But, as the old saying goes: “The more things change…” It’s not all  ...

Down the Line – Paul Mercier

Return Engagement Dublin: The Peacock Theatre February 21 - March 31, 2001 Beautifully written domestic drama from Paul Mercier, whose mission to show “that high drama exists in lower life, that the extraordinary is to be found among the ordinary” continues. The story concerns  ...

Bob Dylan and Paul Simon in Concert

The first thing you see as you squeeze by the ticket booth is a guy standing outside holding a huge sign which says: "Cool," says one gray-beard to his friend in relaxed-fit jeans. "Are those bands?" We all head to our seats. The first line we hear from  ...

Eden – Eugene O’Brien

Despite great theatrical monologues from Irish dramatists including Beckett and Friel, new voices in Irish theatre are inevitably finding themselves in the shadow of Conor McPherson, who has virtually cornered the market on the form in the past decade. It is ironic then that Eugene O’Brien’s Eden should open  ...

Linda Eder

She is a beautiful woman, charming, confident, at ease with herself. She has a singing instrument that is remarkable, with a very wide range, power sufficient to belt out songs in the best Broadway tradition, and breath control capable of making an audience squeal in delight, which, indeed,  ...

Eleanor: Her Secret Journey

Eleanor Roosevelt AllPosters.com There was a lot of silver hair in the audience at Eleanor: Her Secret Journey last night. That's understandable: these are the folks who grew up with Eleanor Roosevelt as an icon of caring, humanistic values and independent views, a  ...

Everett Beekin – Richard Greenberg

Everett Beekin is a strange play, not easy to classify, impossible to pin down. At first it seems to be a pleasant enough Jewish family comedy set in the late 1940s on New York's Lower East Side, with a few stock characters and some snappy dialogue and funny  ...

Fall – Bridget Carpenter

No doubt about it, Fall swings. Those caught up in the latest dance craze are going to love this little coming-of-age comedy. And, for you who have never cut a rug to the Lindy Hop or Shim Sham, it’s not too late to sign up for lessons. In  ...

Fascinating Aida

Fascinating Aida are three women whose shows are part cabaret, part review. Their performances are unapologetically old fashioned in style yet utterly contemporary in content. They sing wickedly satirical songs, usually in immaculate three part harmonies, and combine glamour, earthiness and wit in equal proportions. The line up  ...