The Good Soldier Schweik at Theatre Inconnu September 26-October 14, 2017. A review.

The Good Soldier Schweik at Theatre Inconnu September 27-October 14 2017.  A review. Theatre Inconnu brings the Czech anti-war novel The Good Soldier Schweik to the stage in an adaptation by Michael John Nimchuk that owes much to the epic theatre theories of Bertolt Brecht. Poor Schweik (Justin Muirhead) is a hapless dolt caught up in the hubris surrounding Archduke Ferdinand’s assassination. One moment he’s jazzing with his buddies at the … [Read more...]

She Stoops to Conquer at Langham Court Theatre, June 8-25, 2016. A review.

She Stoops to Conquer at Langham Court Theatre, June 8-25, 2016. A review. Equal parts comedy of romance, manners, errors and situation, She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, with its sharp observations and witty banter, transcends time and place. Originally written in 1773, the version currently onstage at Langham Court Theatre (June 8-25, 2016) has been adapted by director Toshik Bukowiecki to the 1920s—a time of shifting societal … [Read more...]

Doubt, a Parable at Langham Court Theatre November 18-December 5, 2015. A review.

Doubt, a Parable at Langham Court Theatre November 18-December 5, 2015. A review. Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley, at Langham Court Theatre, is substantive, powerful, perplexing theatre filled to the brim with riveting, satisfying and deeply human performances. Set in the Bronx in 1964, post Vatican II, Doubt is a chronicle of a time passed, a peek into a period of history that represented a sea-change in the Catholic Church’s and society’s … [Read more...]

Steel Magnolias at St Luke’s Players October 8-19, 2014. A Review.

Steel Magnolias at St Luke's Players October 8-19, 2014. A review. Steel Magnolias currently at St Luke’s Players (October 8-19, 2014), written by Robert Harlin in 1989 and based on his real-life experience and family tragedy, has lost none of its charm or poignancy. At a time when many city dwellers struggle to find satisfactory “third places” to connect on a regular basis, where coffee shops have replaced churches, this story of six … [Read more...]

Heroes by Gérald Sibleyras at Langham Court Nov 13 – 30, 2013. A review.

Heroes by Gérard Sibleyras, translated by Tom Stoppard, currently playing at Langham Court Theatre until November 30, 2013, is a gentle, sweet , funny and slightly saucy play that treads carefully on well-worn ground, without becoming maudlin or hoary. Travel to Europe, and in every village or town square, at every coffee counter or small bar, pétanque field or outdoor chess game, you’ll see them gathered – the old men. Their days revolve … [Read more...]