No set, costume, or prop nod for "Earnest"? Were they wearing blindfolds?
Well, I liked it. Agree that Scott/Roberts are very "organic". But you left out the heartbreaking performance by Ann Sharp - especially poignant with Mother's Day coming up. You could see the fear she felt as Madge tred the same path she did. Yep, Florence, her character, was once "the pretty one". Right on the button, Ms. Sharp.
Yay, Bob and UoM!!! I'm sure it will be wonderful!
We already have a Chris as a judge, just an unofficial one. Unfortunately, he also happens to be the other theatre critic. Ah....and Ms. Lane....it's not 'just community theatre'. Memphis' only 'professional' theatre is also right up there with the amateurs. The defining difference being the loose term 'paid'. One wonders...will kids and the Orpheum be included next?
Randall Hartzog x 2. But we all know it's popularity contest, anyway. Especially, when cronies predict winners (in public print -- no, not you) before nominations are out!
Ditto. Critics don't have to like everything they review; I don't like everything I see. If you didn't like the play or playwright or actors or director, so be it. My main objections were the illustration and the Dorothy Parker-esque tone. Interesting, isn't it, that she was known for her vitriolic writing, and was part of a group of writers and playwrights nicknamed "the Vicious Circle"?
Thank goodness. Rather than asking for electronic affirmation, however, I spoke face to face with literally dozens of people on 2/5 who liked it. Different strokes.......
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