“You For Me For You” is a Brilliant, Fantastical Examination of Love and Immigration

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photos by Michael Tutino You For Me For You, a Sideshow Theatre production now playing at Victory Gardens, is a brilliantly written, thoroughly original, and provocative piece of theatre. In its imaginative way, it takes us on two journeys simultaneously: an immigrant’s saga of integration in […]

FL OnStage: “Brigadoon” Enchants at the Wick in Boca

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Review by Aaron Krause, American Theatre Critics Association member BOCA RATON — On the Playbill’s cover, gold, upper case letters spell out the title of the enchanting musical playing at The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum through April 8. If the gold coloring and capitalization are coincidence, they’re appropriately symbolic. That’s because we need a […]

WI OnStage: “One House Over” Is an Intimate Look at Immigrant Issues

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Review by Karen Topham; photos by Michael Brosilow At a time when immigration is front and center in the national conversation, it is wonderful when a play comes along that tackles the issue without hitting the audience over the head. Milwaukee Rep’s latest World Premiere play (performed in the Quadracci Powerhouse), Catherine Treischmann’s funny, poignant One […]

FL OnStage: Great Acting Makes “Dancing Lessons” Work

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Review by Aaron Krause, American Theatre Critics Association member; photos by Justin Namon MIAMI: People attend live theater because they “feel other people’s emotions, see the world like they do,” opines a character in Dancing Lessons. The young woman is injured Broadway dancer Senga Quinn. She could easily be talking about the moving, comic and sweet, but not […]

Cincinnati OnStage: 4 Plays Reveal Depth of Queen City Theatre Community

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by Aaron Krause, American Theatre Critics Association member With reviews of Othello, Red Velvet, Kill Move Paradise, and Be Here Now Theater and history buffs have a rare chance in Cincinnati to witness Shakespeare like they’ve never experienced in school. Chances are, you never studied Othello in the modern, painfully-timely manner Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) is presenting the Bard’s tragedy. […]

The Green Book: Helping you find Safe Travels at the cost of an Afternoon

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Review by Bradley Laas; photos by Emily Schwartz I took the opportunity this past Sunday to see The Green Book presented by Pegasus Theatre Chicago and ShPIeL Performing Identity. The play, written by Calvin A. Ramsey, pays homage to the historical Green Book; a travel book that provided information on safe travels for African Americans […]