The nobler the deed, the bigger the recrimination — at least it seems that way sometimes, and inmate Aikins would be the first to tell you. Even as he seeks to turn the corner, he’s the subject of an unhappy ending in North Coast Repertory Theatre’s very nice ‘Way Downriver; William Faulkner’s Old Man.’
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A set’s profusion of doors may or may not indicate that a farce is on tap. There aren’t that many doorways, for example, that dress the scenes in North Coast Repertory Theatre’s ‘Fox on the Fairway.’ Then again, there isn’t much of this piece to begin with.
Neil Simon sucks, God bless him, except when he doesn’t. North Coast Repertory Theatre is mounting a very good ‘Chapter Two,’ Simon’s tribute to his second wife Marsha Mason and a nod to the pain of widowerhood — for once, this criminally overrated playwright is on to something.
You’ve seen Sam Galahad hundreds of times before, even if you’re not a big film noir fan. North Coast Repertory Theatre’s ‘Gunmetal Blues,’ in fact, is betting on that amid its decent effort at mounting a funny live look at the staple genre.