The Roots of Desire

September 21, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches For five years now Abrahamse & Meyer Productions, a theatrical company based in Cape Town, South Africa, has been participating in the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, where they made their international debut in 2012. And what a debut it was as they blew audiences away with [...]

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REVIEW: Buyer & Cellar

August 31, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches The story told in Jonathan Tolins’ hilarious comedy Buyer & Cellar is fiction.  The audience knows that, as it’s stated in the opening few lines of the play. What is true is that Barbra Streisand has a replica of an old time shopping mall in the basement [...]

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REVIEW: Alabama Story

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by Rebecca M. Alvin Shortly after she died in 2000, Emily Wheelock Reed was awarded the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read Award, an annual award given to those who have made extraordinary efforts at protecting intellectual freedoms. But in 1959, the ALA was nowhere to be found, declining to [...]

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REVIEW: The River

August 17, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin Jez Butterworth’s The River moves gently from scene to scene culminating in a place you barely had time to suspect he was taking you. We begin in a cabin in the English countryside where a man (Robert Kropf) and a woman (Brenda Withers) are planning their [...]

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REVIEW: Souvenir

August 10, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin It’s often the things we fear that incite the most laughter in us. Like those clips on America’s Funniest Home Videos or YouTube, where a wedding guest confidently steps up on a table to show off their dance moves, only to have the table collapse beneath [...]

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REVIEW: The Full Monty

August 3, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin When the film The Full Monty came out in 1997, it was a surprise hit not only in its native England, but also all over the world. It seems the story of six unemployed male mill workers who decide to form an all-male strip show revue [...]

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