Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Fangless “Dracula” in Spring Lake

Shhh…be quiet for a second…hear that creaking sound? It’s not the lid of Dracula’s coffin; it’s the text of his play, Dracula, suffering from the infirmities of old age. The 1927 play is on life support through this weekend at … Continue reading

Blog, Community, Regional

A Guilt Trip Worth Taking…

Jericho, Jack Canfora’s new play at New Jersey Repertory Company, is about guilt and the corrosive effect it can have on feelings of self worth and on relationships. It’s also about 9/11, the nature of grief, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, marital … Continue reading


Exhilarating “Misbehavin'” at Crossroads

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a “juke box musical,” a dialogue-free concert of songs written or recorded by Thomas “Fats” Waller. First produced on Broadway in 1978, the show has been revived in countless venues since. So how do you bring something … Continue reading

Professional, Regional

A dream of a play…

At the conclusion of a well-crafted mystery story, the reader should be able to think back and recognize clues or hints embedded in the text, however faintly, that foretold the outcome. So it is with Adam Rapp’s new play Dreams … Continue reading

NY Theater, Off Broadway

ReVision’s vision of “Little Shop”

ReVision Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors is my seventh since 1997, including the 2003 Broadway revival. The good news is that the show is as good as ever. The bad news is that it wasn’t much to begin with. Based … Continue reading

Professional, Regional