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SMOKE AND MIRRORS (ROAD THEATRE): 97% - SWEET

SMOKE AND MIRRORS (ROAD THEATRE): 97% – SWEET

SWEET “Smoke and Mirrors” handily demonstrates Selznick’s conquest of his own greatest fear — being a nobody. Perhaps his greatest trick of all: making boredom completely disappear. Philip Brandes – LA Times SWEET This is a fabulous show for kids of all ages. Don Grigware – BroadwayWorld SWEET Fans of his work on stage and […]

GHOST LIGHT: 94% - SWEET

GHOST LIGHT: 94% – SWEET

SWEET While The Visceral Company’s effort doesn’t have the same literary pedigree, its full blackouts, Ouija board surprises, thumps in the night, and assorted spills ‘n‘ screams deliver the goods. Bob Verini – Bitter Lemons SWEET As always, Visceral Company turns in sterling sound design, and the lighting design is inextricably linked with the top-notch […]

THE TURN OF THE SCREW (VISCERAL COMPANY RE-MOUNT): 96% - SWEET

THE TURN OF THE SCREW (VISCERAL COMPANY RE-MOUNT): 96% – SWEET

SWEET A splendid production that is very well directed by Dan Spurgeon, written by Jeffrey Hatcher, and based on a classic ghost story by Henry James, The Turn of The Screw defies all theories that excellent theater productions cannot be done in small black-box facilities. Randall Gray – The California Theatre Critic SWEET But it’s […]

CLOSET LAND: 100% - SWEET

CLOSET LAND: 100% – SWEET

SWEET Powerfully directed, Closet Land brings a frighteningly dark story to life in a way that might be all too real. Debbie Kagy – Tolucan Times SWEET This 85 minute single-act two-person drama, penned by Radha Bharadwaj, and tensely directed by John McCormic, has everything a mystery-thriller needs: suspense, loathing of authority, sweaty, uncomfortable, repetitive […]

THE REVENANTS: 60% - SWEET

THE REVENANTS: 60% – SWEET

SWEET The play is well written by Chicago-based playwright, Scott T. Barsotti. The special effects team is to be commended for “Zombie Transformation.” It is a show that all ages can enjoy – it is definitely unique. If you are twenty or thirty something….don’t miss it! Never seen a theatre production? Let this one be […]

99 IMPOSSIBLE THINGS: 50% - BITTERSWEET

99 IMPOSSIBLE THINGS: 50% – BITTERSWEET

BITTERSWEET However, writer / director Chelsea Sutton has penned a script rich in imagery. At times the prettiness of the language does point to itself. But, by and large, Sutton has managed to give voice to the poet within each character and directs these lyrical passages into truly touching and authentic moments within the play. […]