Category Archives: Lights On Stage

Theatre Review: Midsummer 90

Some updates for fans of the American Shakespeare Center.  They have extended the dates for the BlkFrsTV streaming of their 4 shows from the Renaissance Season (Much Ado About Nothing, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, and A King and … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: A King and No King

The final show now streaming on BlkFrsTV, from the American Shakespeare Center’s Renaissance Season, is A King and No King.  Not familiar?  Can’t recall which Folio that came from?  Well, it is not a play by Shakespeare.  So, why is the … Continue reading

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Theatre Review(s): Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 on BckFrsTV

The American Shakespeare Center has released the next two plays from their Renaissance Season for BlkFrsTV (streaming videos of the shows that would have otherwise be playing in the BlackFrairs Theatre in Staunton, VA): Henry IV, Part 1 & 2. … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Much Ado About Nothing

We moved to our cabin in West Virginia about 17 years ago.  For the ten years that we lived in Alexandria, VA, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., we had been attending many of the theatres regularly.  At … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Interlude

In  an evening of theatre, traditionally, the play is divided into two sections, with a fifteen to twenty-minute intermission for the audience to get up, stretch, use the bathroom, get a snack or drink, and maybe even chat with one’s … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Sequels and Spin-Offs

A good brand is good business.  In the entertainment business, books, movies, and plays that build on established story-lines, set of characters, and loyal audience have a better assurance of getting a good return on the investment required to bring … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Antigone

There is a reason that some stories have been told, and retold for generations.  The last time we saw a production of Sophocles’ Antigone was about 20 years ago at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C.  Friday evening, we saw … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: I must be So-Mantic

In January we decided to move closer to joining the 21st century by setting up a Roku for our TV screen.  We could now live-stream movies.  A year or so ago, The Mrs had set up an Amazon Prime account, … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Dystopian Theatre Weekend…

A well produced play, or plays, does not need to connote that they are pleasant to watch.  if enjoyment or amusement were the main criteria for attending a show, I would probably stay home.  Tragedies, or conflict-driven plays may be … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Kleptocracy, by Kenneth Lin

I have been reading a book on art and philosophy, which is rather thick (thanks, Bro for that Christmas present), The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, by Arthur C. Danto. In the first chapter, which took me a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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