Britain’s Sir Alan Ayckbourn is the best at his craft since Sir Noel Coward — the problem is that the era he chooses to reflect doesn’t always define the grit of day that Coward faced. Despite that, his ‘How the Other Half Loves’ holds water, as North Coast Repertory Theatre’s current turn illustrates.
Michael Frayn’s Noises Off has been celebrated as a farce to be reckoned with, and if reckoning means that the ensemble cast must execute precisely while pretending to be flailing about, then the cast of the current production at Lamb’s Players Theatre has reckoned well indeed…
Most singers who use religion to connect with others write music that appeals to people with similar beliefs. A good example is Shlomo Carlebach, an Orthodox Jewish singer/composer/lyricist with the nickname “the Singing Rabbi.”
The mariachi tradition so defines Mexico’s very soul that it doesn’t really matter whether women or men are playin. But a new play at the Old Globe Theatre sets a family crisis story back when the fuss when it did seem to matter.
New Village Arts’ ‘Men on Boats’ features more than a female cast. It sets a certain bar for the availability of material regardless of gender — and as important as that is, the production values don’t hurt, either.