The result of the passionate acting and fine direction is the presentation of a classic work free of any cobwebs, one whose story offers as much to ponder now as it did when Shaw first presented it a century ago.
Even though the meaning of tradition changes throughout “Fiddler On The Roof,” the love Tevye feels for his family doesn’t and neither does the audiences love for this show.
With storytelling that re-imagines what is possible in live performance, Puzzle Piece Theatre doesn’t plan on being run-of-the-mill.
Playing a testosterone-charged Jo with five-o’clock-shadow and bare, unshaven legs, the character’s sexual ambiguity – on top of cross-dressing – is parody at its best.
“This show’s a lot of fun,” Oakley said. “It’s 90 minutes of comedy and farce, and it moves quick.”
If a healthy dose of life, love and nostalgia is your antidote to the long, hot summer, sit back with a simple dose of “On Golden Pond.”
Crammed with ideas about the domination of women, never condescending to any of our foibles as humans, quirky and, finally, touching, this play in this production is a must see.
In this swift act, the players seem to come to life, or rather come to grips with death: It is as if death, murder, blood, battles were an aphrodisiac.
“Sylvia” is one of the most intelligent scripts in the catalogue. It is light, witty and yet probes the complex emotional bond between people and pets.
There’s a wealth of beauty in the simple lyrics and tunes of rural America, and the music of its small churches is profoundly uplifting. Say what you will about Christianity, but its message is hope.