FL review: Characters, Issues in “If I Forget” Will Stay With You

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Review by Aaron Krause; Photos by George Schiavone CORAL GABLES, Fla. — In Tony Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson’s deeply unsettling drama If I Forget, dread hovers over a family like funnel clouds over Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico last summer.We feel an urgent need for the suffering relatives at the play’s center, living during the beginning of the 21 st […]

A Very Entertaining “Madwoman of Chaillot” Saves the World

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Review by Karen Topham; photos by Jean Giraudoux’s The Madwoman of Chaillot is a satirical play from 1945 that seems to maintain its social relevance even today. This has to do with the main villains of the piece: greedy corporate bigwigs who are willing to destroy anything to get at oil. Sound familiar? This play, like […]

Bethany Thomas’s Performance Makes a Compelling “Moon For the Misbegotten”

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Review by Karen Topham; photos by Michael Brosilow A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neill is often a problematic play to produce because it depends so much on the character of Josie Hogan. The tragic figure, Jim Tyrone, may be the ostensible main character of the show, but Josie, who is onstage for almost […]

BTE’s “Time Stands Still”: A Provocative Look at the Choices We Make

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Review by Karen Topham; photos by Rex Howard Photography In a world that is increasingly one in which citizens find the need to stand up to fight the wrongs they perceive to be occurring around them from Women’s marches to #MeToo, Donald Marguiles’ Time Stands Still ends up meaning even more than it did when he wrote it […]