Month: April 2022
College of Charleston’s Macbeth, Review
Like a poser at a pop concert, I get really excited for the ‘hits’: “Foul is fair, and fair is foul.” Oh yeah. “Something wicked this way comes.” Oh, cool. “Out, damned spot.” Right. “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow,” “sleep no more,” “full of sound and fury….” How can anyone not have a good time,…
Sunday Comic: Critical Race Theory
Well, I stand corrected. I guess the reactionaries were right. Someone just sent me a sample page from one of those math books Florida and Ron DeSantis banned…. They definitely had some sneaky CRT information tucked in there, after all….
The Have Nots! Have Lots, Piccolo Spoleto Review
…Another scene had Rucker and Finch playing a premise completely devised by the audience — acting out “that famous Australian custom of flossing after sex.” This is when the night becomes great. Audience members have the goofiest things to say, and as Tavares says, “we try not to turn anything down.” So what you get…
Review of Jeffrey Hatcher’s Scotland Road, at Footlight Players
These sorts of plays are for those who like Richard Foreman or David lynch. There are insightful, sublime and terrifying moments, but many that just make you go, “huh?” A cutesy-da-da weirdness thing that makes you wonder if you’re missing something, so you think-think-think like Winnie the Pooh until you come up with a million…
Ghosts — The Play that Returned
Thus, on the topic of religion oppressing women, we need a MUCH more impassioned art, that speaks to all women, not just the Gen X and Boomer Rep audiences. An art that really captures today, the here-and-now. While I love the idea of this play, this production just doesn’t do that for me. It feels…
Sunday Comic. Business Edition.
Mass Psychology of Corporations.
You Can’t Take It with You
“You Can’t Take It with You” has several plotlines that make for light, romantic farce — dealing with a young couple’s dilemma over their contrasting families and a kind, old anarchist’s dilemma over taxation — but the real meaning is in the title of the play.
Sunday Comic: A Day in the Life of another Disney Boycott
It’s actually really screwed up with how much the far right is obsessed with the left being a bunch of pedophiles. From the whack-a-doodle QAnon pedophile-ring bullcrap, to the recent attack on Ketanji Brown Jackson, trying to link her with child pornographers somehow or another, to this latest Disney smear…. These people are just plain…
A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, Review
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