Lookingglass’s “20,000 Leagues” is a Visually Arresting Show

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photos by Liz Lauren. Lookingglass Theatre has become renowned over the years for inventive staging of shows, including the use of puppetry. I don’t think, though, that they’ve ever had to tackle a giant squid before. In the adaptation by Steve Pickering (Althos Low) and director […]

Celebrate Pride Month with the Brilliant, Hilarious “Bull in a China Shop”

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photos by Michael Brosilow. “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”  –Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (not Eleanor Roosevelt or Marilyn Monroe, as you might think) Both LGBT history and feminist history prior to the sixties are fairly murky territory, so perhaps it is not too surprising […]

Prometheus Bound: Spectacle Overshadows Drama

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Review by Beverly Friend, American Theatre Critics Association member; photos by Steve Graue Is it possible to admire a production without actually enjoying it? Yes. Prometheus Bound offers much to admire. Imagine a character who is chained to a rock for hundreds of years being portrayed on stage for 85 comparatively long minutes. Mark Pracht is powerful […]