Category Archives: Lights On Stage

Theatre Review: The Way of the World, by William Congreve

Last weekend, we traveled to the Blackfriar Theatre in Staunton, Virginia to see William Congreve’s Restoration Comedy, The Way of the World.  This is one of those satires on the elite class, who have nothing better to do that gamble … Continue reading

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Theatre Review & Dept. of Alternative Facts: “The Great Society”

The Great Society: (n) government programs promoted by President Johnson between 1964 to 1968 related to rural and urban infrastructure development, the national highway system, health insurance for elderly (Medicare), civil rights, etc.; Robert Schenkkan’s play currently at Arena Stage … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: The Pajama Game

Back in mid-November, we went to Arena Stage to see The Pajama Game.  With all the wrangling in Congress over health-care and taxes, tripping over self-imposed deadlines, and all the popular culture sexual indiscretion scandals going on, a fluffy musical … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Native Gardens

I recently had a discussion with a fellow blogger about how we write around personal issues. Our generation does not often openly release posts about distressing events. We are more likely to write about pleasant activities. This is not to … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare loved his women.  Beyond rumours of his lusty affairs, his plays female characters in Shakespeare’s comedies often trump the men’s powerless grasp at authority, witless charm, and drunken stupor.  Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing rises to the top … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Peter and the Starcatcher

I did not spend a lot of my childhood with children’s stories.  Peter Pan might have been the Disney version which I might have watched.  But, I do not truly know whether I saw it.  My friends must have, for … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Introspection on Three Plays

The theatre season has come to an end this Spring. So many shows, so little time to write about them. Thus, with three un-reviewed play programs stationed at my writing spot, I contemplated what they had in common. Intelligence, A … Continue reading

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