He Said / She Said Theatre Reviews
“Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind:” 30 plays within a play. If that doesn’t sound tricky enough for you, throw in the fact that it’s timed. This play of 30 plays is performed within a 60-minute time frame, making each an average two minutes long. This play features the neo-futurists, which simply means the cast members act as themselves. They are dressed in their ordinary, every day clothes and are addressed by their own names as the program suggests. It’s a unique and refreshing concept compared to an ordinary play one would see, where actors actually perform as someone else’s identity.
“The Nether” explores two worlds in an attempt to decide what is reality and what is make-believe
A giant alligator, lost orphan boys, pirates, mermaids, and native jungle people all in a play together seems familiar, but this play was not the well-known and loved Disney’s “Peter Pan.” Instead we are witnessing Rick Elice’s “Peter and the Starcatcher.”
If you are looking for a play that gives you some fancy wordplay, dirty jokes, and an existential crisis all in one package, “Rozencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” just might be what you are looking for. Originally written by Tom Stoppard with a debut in 1967, the play is a solidly written story following the exploits of “the Prince of Denmark’s college buddies” as they struggle with being jammed into the Shakespearean classic, Hamlet.
“What is the last thing you remember?”
During CSC theatre program’s most recent production, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” this question is repeated multiple times throughout the play as the audience is immersed in the confusion that the two main characters face for nearly the entire show.
Edward Albee’s “The Play About the Baby,” directed by Scott Cavin, is an intriguing production the CSC Theatre Department is presenting.
“Have you ever noticed that when you’re going somewhere for the first time—somewhere you’ve never been —that it always takes longer to get there than it does to come back?” Little did I know that this simple and quite relatable statement set the mood for the mind journey I was about to begin.
There’s something interesting under the new CSC theatre production. Beneath the comical skivvies of Steve Martin’s “The Underpants”, there hides a witty, satirical romp first written in 1910 by German playwright Carl Sternheim. Martin’s adaptation takes Sternheim’s foundation of mockery and sews in what every modern comedy needs: sex and suffrage. It’s not the right to vote that Martin champion, but rather the right of women to choose.
A line from Nathan Wojciechowski’s character, Herr Versati, burned in my mind after I left Monday’s dress rehearsal for “The Underpants.”