Playwright Bryna Turner’s exciting 2017 play “Bull in a China Shop,” too easily described as a brisk biography of revolutionary feminist Mary Woolley, president of Mount Holyoke College in the early decades of the last century, opened Saturday at Diversionary Theatre. Kim Strassburger’s smashing direction and her astute cast really deliver the goods!
The most seductive thing in Chicago is the Fosse-styled dancing…Articulated hands with splayed fingers drip invisible rain. Legs turn out and the torso tips back. Hips swivel and teacup hands hold a hat. The dances are irresistibly sexy and groovy…
The romance of adulthood stretches ahead of the millennials now and how better to celebrate than with the peppy pop songs of an even earlier era? Thus the new musical at the Old Globe based on the playlist of Huey Lewis and the News, massaged vigorously by emerging talents who know how to bring the jukebox to the stage.
Rosina Reynolds is far from a novice when it comes to working on plays by the famously clever writer, Noel Coward. In recent years, she has directed a production of Coward’s Fallen Angels at the North Coast Repertory Theatre, and has starred in interpretations of his comedy Hay Fever, and the dark drama, The Vortex, at the Cygnet Theatre.
The world seems determined to sabotage its best efforts — even as it clearly defines its problems, its myopic better angels can’t deliver the cure. Innermission Productions’ good ‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.’ looks at the state of humanity and doesn’t hesitate for an instant to point the finger of blame.