Review: Syracuse University's well-acted production makes the Bard's comedy an accessible romp
“Sweet are the uses of adversity,” reads the inscription on the statue in the center of the stage at the beginning of Syracuse University's production of “As You Like It.” In this production, though, there was little adversity from which to sweeten.
Review: "In the Heights" dashes one critic's high hopes.
In 2008, a musical with hip-hop music, Latin flair, a touching story and a whole lot of dancing took home four Tony awards. Shortly after that, I purchased a copy of the soundtrack. It was then that my love affair with “In the Heights” began.
Review: SU Drama presents Fuddy Meers at Syracuse Stage
Every morning, Claire wakes up in a strange man’s bed.
The man brings her a cup of coffee and lays out her clothes. The man reassures her that she would rather have coffee than juice, and the semi-hideous red dress on the bed is her favorite item of clothing.
The man is her husband, but Claire doesn’t know his name or anything about him.
Review: The one-woman murder mystery is filled with surprises
“Radio Star,” a one-woman play by Tanya O'Debra, features a large cast. Let me say that again. This one-woman play features a large cast. And every character is played by the wildly talented O'Debra. Within the small theater space at the Red House Arts Center O'Debra stages a full 1940s-style radio production, complete with sound effects.
Review: Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation is a do-it-yourself ghost story
A rainy Friday night greeted the 39th season opener of Syracuse Stage: American novelist Henry James’ ghost story The Turn of the Screw. A thick audience streamed in for the performance, swaddled in raincoats and peeking from under dripping umbrellas.
"Lysistrata" at SU Drama or, how many times can you say "sex" in a review? The answer, not enough.
If anyone is wondering where their socks went, look in the obscenely tight pants of the male cast members in Lysistrata, now being performed by SU Department of Drama. It features numerous male cast members in their underwear, which inevitably gives rise to the question: “Is it real or stuffed?”
For this bawdy sexual comedy, this kind of thinking is necessary to enjoying it. So lay back and get in position.
Not Another Theater Company's double feature production of "Love Letters" and "You've Got Hate Mail" illuminates the problem of miscommunication in relationships.
It’s said, through advice columns, self-help books, and many (many, many) romantic comedies, that the most important aspect in a relationship is communication. In the Not Another Theater Company’s double feature of plays, “Love Letters” and “You’ve Got Hate Mail,” in light of Cupid day, that sentiment rings especially true.