Curtain Call: More than a Skillet Raging at TheaterWorks in Hartford

TheaterWorks, Hartford: Playwright Jacques Lamarre must have an appetite for memoirs featuring food. Several years ago his play “I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti” was his adaptation of a memoir of the same name and played the theater circuit for a good run. It featured a woman cooking a meal on stage and serving it to several audience members. … read more

Curtain Call: Clay & Wattles not ‘Fiddling’ around

The Gary-The Olivia Theater at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem located just outside of Woodbury is a wonderful outdoor theater with covered roof and comfortable seats. Set in a picturesque woodland, the theater continues to provide quality productions. Putting on a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein is always a … read more

Curtain Call: Smart People who outsmart themselves

Race with its many insidious shades of bias is explored in the play Smart People, now at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven. Focusing on well educated, confident and mostly successful characters, the production of Lydia R. Diamond’s provocative play turns a keen eye on the role of racism not only in a public forum, but most personally among the … read more

Eastbound Theatre keeps English farce on track

Eastbound Theatre, Milford: Oh, the men with jobs and flexible schedules. They do keep a cast of actors running about in a good English farce. This time, it’s John Smith, a taxi cab driver whose well planned schedule is interrupted when he intervenes in a robbery. Though he acts heroically, he sustains a minor head injury and is taken to … read more