Hell in a Handbag’s Poseidon, still campy silly fun, sails again

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photo by Rick Aguilar Studios. 1972’s The Poseidon Adventure, the classic tale of the doomed SS Poseidon and its New Year’s capsizing, was perhaps the premiere achievement in the era of disaster films, an era that included Earthquake, The Towering Inferno, Airport, and others and is […]

The revised “She the People” is Second City at its best

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photo by Timothy M. Schmidt. Six women stand triumphantly on the stage of the UP Comedy Club. “Are you ready to change the world?” one asks the crowd, receiving an enthusiastic response. And that is precisely what is happening in Second City’s hilarious, amazing She the […]

“Bridges of Madison County” shines in Theo Ubique’s intimate new space.

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photo by Cody Jolly Photography. What do we do when true love comes too late? This is the question that is faced by Francesca (Kelli Harrington) and Robert (Tommy Thurston) in Theo Ubique’s beautiful new production of Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of […]