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Comment Archives: Stories: Theater

Re: “"A Box of Yellow Stars" Shows Promise at TheatreWorks

This was one of the worst plays I have seen in recent memory. The actors stumbled over their lines a few times, the writing was incoherent and I was fighting not to fall asleep.

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Posted by rustic on 11/22/2015 at 12:30 PM

Re: “"A Box of Yellow Stars" Shows Promise at TheatreWorks

So glad you are reviewing new, original work. Writers can learn from such reviews as these.

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Posted by mayfield on 11/14/2015 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Adrienne Barbeau Talks About Horror, 70's TV, Learning to Write and Her Role in "Pippin"

Really nice - great that you had enough space to tell this story so well! Some of it surprises me - nice to get a wider perspective of her work and her life.

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Posted by Peter Ceren on 11/12/2015 at 10:17 AM

Re: “No Doubt: Theatre Memphis Builds a Better Potboiler

Well written, Mr. Davis.

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Posted by mayfield on 11/11/2015 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Schools for Scandal: The U of M Revives a Timeless Comedy

Art! That was our first show as college students. I believe Steve Huff was in that too.

Posted by John M Hemphill on 11/09/2015 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Schools for Scandal: The U of M Revives a Timeless Comedy

Thanks John, I think you're correct on all counts. Also in the background in the second pic: Art Oden.

Posted by Chris Davis on 11/06/2015 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Schools for Scandal: The U of M Revives a Timeless Comedy

I don't remember the whole cast of the Memphis State version but I think that is Pamela Poletti in gold and Jeff Godsey...I am far right. Natalie of course and ...Bill Endsley maybe

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Posted by John M Hemphill on 11/06/2015 at 11:39 AM

Re: “"Wait Until Dark" Actress Andria Wilson Talks About Growing Up Blind

Great read. Inspiring story.

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Posted by mayfield on 10/24/2015 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Peter Lorre Lives (and Dies Again) at TheatreWorks

Remaining performances of An Actor in Purgatory are Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17. No more Sunday shows.

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Posted by Sarah Rushakoff on 10/12/2015 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Fools Among Fools: "The Matchmaker" is Classic Comedy

I didn't miss the music, exactly. (although I did miss Stoppard's expanded slapstick). It's just strange how VERY similar all the versions are-- And yet they all leave a unique (and strong) impression. So, if you're acquainted with the variations, it's hard to see one version without being visited by ghosts of the others. Or something like that. It's like dating identical twins with distinct personalities.

Posted by Chris Davis on 10/12/2015 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Fools Among Fools: "The Matchmaker" is Classic Comedy

I didn't miss the music at all!! It was a delightful production!!! And, the way to do slapstick comedy, in my opinion!! Marler Stone

Posted by Clay Marler Stone on 10/12/2015 at 7:14 AM

Re: “A Premature Burial: Theatre Memphis' GIN GAME is a Safe Bet

I think so too. But, as with R&GRdead, the coin keeps coming up heads for Fonsia. Or the cards keep coming up gin at any rate. And Jim's Weller had more than a little of the old wheelchair-ridden tyrant in him. On purpose or not, it's got that absurd, faintly otherworldly edge. Separated from the music and the dancing, and the life--- but able to hear it all well enough to be annoyed. Warehoused like old, blanket-covered furniture... etc.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 10/03/2015 at 10:08 PM

Re: “A Premature Burial: Theatre Memphis' GIN GAME is a Safe Bet

Coburn would likely say "Who knew?" with the references to Beckett and Stoppard...So pleased to have seen this before the premature closing.

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Posted by mayfield on 10/03/2015 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Ira Aldridge Has a Cold: STCC Puts History On Stage

I think it runs through Oct. 11th.

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Posted by mayfield on 10/03/2015 at 2:52 PM

Re: “The Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education is Open

Ballet Memphis has a long history with The Orpheum. Hopefully nobody gets laid to waste. New Ballet Ensemble has a unique identity and a strong brand. Although an annual Nutcrackeresque dance battle in the Union/Cooper intersection would be nice.

Posted by Chris Davis on 09/15/2015 at 12:03 PM

Re: “The Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education is Open

It is a beautiful center. The event Saturday was well planned and very nice. Looking forward to many great things there in the future.

Posted by Carolyn Clements on 09/15/2015 at 11:04 AM

Re: “The Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education is Open

The spectacle of the balloons at the door promises excitement. I thought Ballet Memphis was coming to the old French Quarter Inn, and lay waste to New Ballet Ensemble? Have they decided to go downtown and lay waste to Beale Street instead?

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Posted by Wilhelm "Wild Bill" Schoedenfelder on 09/15/2015 at 8:20 AM

Re: “The Ostrander Awards, 2015: Like You Were There

It was a grand night. Winners were spread out a bit more than I expected. Disappointed that "Assassins" didn't get one. Bravo to all the winners and yes, bravo, to all the nominees.

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Posted by mayfield on 08/31/2015 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Buyer & Cellar and The Producers explore the boundaries of excess.

Hope Buyer and Cellar gets a larger audience. Come on Memphis folks, musicals are not the only ways to have a good time at the theater.

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Posted by mayfield on 08/30/2015 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Intermission Impossible's 2015 Ostrander Predictions — And WHO GOT ROBBED?

Morgan Watson. The Convert. Sorry. Can't let that one go. Ask anyone who say her perform.

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Posted by Justin T. Johnson on 08/29/2015 at 7:48 PM

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