“For an evening full of fun and laughter, Vagabond’s ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ is just the ticket! – Lynne Menefee.
Synopsis: George and Charlotte Hay are a couple of washed-up touring actors who are given a sudden chance at stardom, if all goes well during their make-or-break performance of Private Lives. Needless to say, anything that can go wrong does in this madcap backstage farce that is a love letter to live theater.
2. The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare Theatre Company.
“…immersive production, full of spectacle, from Shakespeare Theatre Company. – Chris Williams.
Synopsis: Join us for a party like none you’ve seen, heard or tasted. Spilling from the stage into the lobbies and the street, Director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar’s production presents a provocative new approach to The Taming of the Shrew and an utterly unique audience experience. Known for his epic and immersive works, Iskandar uses an all-male cast to examine the fluidity of identity, the authenticity of performance and the economics of love in one of Shakespeare’s most notorious texts.
3. Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Spotlighters Theatre.
“If the goal was to make us hate the Vicomte and the Marquise, the play succeeded. – Pamela Steinik.
Synopsis: A tale of seduction among the rich and powerful, who play with lives like pawns on a chess board. This is a classic drama for exploring decadent sexuality, morals and manipulation played as the ultimate game with tragic results. Nothing is too cruel, as these rivals use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games, and destroying lives. From the novel by Choderlos de Laclos.
4. When January Feels Like Summer at Mosaic Theater Company.
“…inviting viewers to let go, learn, love, and adapt.” – Derek Schwabe.
Synopsis: From the inspired team of Liberian-American playwright Cori Thomas, and Bad Jewsdirector Serge Seiden, comes this off-beat, Off-Broadway hit about five city-lives colliding with magical results. When January Feels Like Summer is about coming out, coming of age, and overcoming obstacles. Charged with the presence of the Hindu god Ganesh, two teens in dead end jobs become community heroes while shuttered souls open to new opportunities find love. This heartwarming romantic comedy from shows us the true beauty of American diversity.
5. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at HCC Arts Collective.
“…an expertly directed production performed by a wonderful cast…” – Steve Charing.
Synopsis: Cheer on everyone’s favorite six kids as they compete for the Bee championship of a lifetime, where the spellers learn that winning isn’t everything (at least you get a juice box). Complete with audience participation!