Curtain Call: Cliffhanger lives up to its title

Phoenix Stage Company, Oakville/Naugatuck: Mystery fans rejoice. The Phoenix Stage Company has a mystery thriller on the boards that will have you sitting at the edge of your seat but only when you’re not laughing out loud. Playwright James Yaff has managed to create an intelligent mystery spiked with plenty of humor. It’s like the best of both worlds. The … read more

Curtain Call: Eastbound Theatre happily wagging its tail

Eastbound Theatre, Milford: If you haven’t been to Eastbound Theatre lately, there’s something very new going on. On Friday and Saturday performances, the theater offers cabaret seating and BYO-Everything. There’s also wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks available in the theater’s lounge. I can’t think of a more perfect way to sit back and enjoy A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia. This comedy … read more

Curtain Call: Cabaret darker and without enough edge

Landmark Community Theatre, Thomaston Opera House: Unless you’ve really been off the planet, you have to be aware of how political everything has become. Whether it’s the White House, the NFL, or an awards ceremony, politics is blatantly in our faces. Theater is no exception. The choices artistic directors make and the direction a production takes almost always has a … read more