Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a timeless classic, but only to a point — its scrums on love and marriage take a back seat to the institutions themselves. In its current turn, Cygnet Theatre transgresses this; the result is a less-than-standard effort.
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If nothing else, the human condition is an incredibly generous entity, serving up endless degrees of humor at the drop of a hat. North Coast Repertory Theatre’s excellent ‘All in the Timing,’ in which David Ives chronicles this rather wry observation, is an ideal example.
God may be unknowable, but the fruits of His labor are anything but. Just ask the cast of ‘Church,’ InnerMission Productions’ latest production — but keep in mind that the production doesn’t exactly suggest there’s a supernatural at all.
World war? What world war? The human experience is a virtual kaleidoscope of triumph over adversity through humor, as evidenced through Lamb’s Players Theatre’s current ‘CHAPS!’ Sadly, that’s about all there is to be said for this surprisingly substandard piece.
World War II was just that, a global catastrophe that threatened the future of human affairs — but it also tested family loyalties on an infinitely smaller scale. Amid its soaring language and cadence, North Coast Repertory Theatre’s ‘Gabriel’ is an intriguing case in point.
Songwriting legends Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller almost never saw the light of day together — but the aftermath of a ship disaster eventually made short work of any doubt. Today, we have ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Music of Leiber and Stoller,’ New Village Arts’ absolutely outstanding account of their careers.