Category Archives: Reviews

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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From the Bookshelf: Maya and the Book of Everything, by Laurie Graves

Imagination… In the beginning was the Word… Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy… If music be the food of love, play on,… How many stories are told and re-told. Borrowing from, or building … Continue reading

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Book Review: Myrtle the Purple Turtle, by Cynthia Reyes

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Did I say, “Beautiful!? Cynthia Reyes’ children’s book, Myrtle the Purple Turtle, is a beautiful story. How she symbolized her daughter’s childhood experience of shame of being different is beautiful. Her resolution of the callousness of bullies … 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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