Publisher: Elizabeth Hurd
Anyone who has ever loved another of the opposite sex, whether spouse, parent, sibling or friend is often flummoxed trying to figure things out. Countless novels, short stories, plays, songs and operas are written and performed with the battle of the sexes at the center of the plot. But anyone who really does want to figure it out should see “Defending the Caveman” and, suddenly, it will all become clear. That understanding comes with more laughs than a barrel of monkeys or a cave filled with their descendants.
“Defending the Caveman” is the longest running… Continue reading
“Assassins” is one of Stephen Sondheim’s masterpieces, and an excellent example of the power in dark comedy, as well as musical dynamism. Music and lyrics are by Sondheim who based the story on an idea by playwright Charles Gilbert, Jr. and the book is by John Weidman. The story revolves around a gathering of historical presidential assassins, successful and unsuccessful, meeting in a public place which may be evocative of the most depressing aspect of societal institutional interaction-the Department of Motor Vehicles. Because the show reflects the… Continue reading
The battle between the sexes is never-ending, frequently all-consuming, and filled with joy. The conflict is unique, with both contenders either winning or losing, and the treaty resolving the issues can be so blissful! Revealing well known foibles alongside contemporary views of feminism and masculine behavior, “Defending the Caveman” is the longest running solo show on Broadway for a very good reason! Noted comic Rob Becker first premiered the one man show to delighted audiences in 1991, a treat Becker, himself, performed for many years. Since then other actors have presented the show, among them is actor and… Continue reading
When tragedy happens wouldn’t it be wonderful to hide away pretending it didn’t happen? Of course, we all know that’s impossible, it simply wouldn’t work. But…what if it did work? No, impossible! Or, maybe just impossibly funny. Playwright Michael McKeever certainly makes it work in”37 Postcards” one of his most popular comedies. Director Don Taylor assuredly brings to this production of “37 Postcards” intelligent casting and comic sensibility. When the cast has timing, they have a hit. Continue reading