Publisher: Elizabeth Hurd
A door slam heard round the world took place on stage at the Royal Copenhagen Theatre in Denmark in 1879. The date was December 21 and the occasion, the premiere of Henrik Ibsen’s new play, “A Doll’s House”. The tale concerns Nora, a typical housewife of that era, and her husband, Torvald. Nora discovers that marriage, in a man’s world, is based on a masculine conception of the ideal wife:… Continue reading
She Loves Me” is a lovely little musical love story based upon a premise that has been popular in ‘the shop around the corner’ and ‘in the good old summertime.’ Two young people begin corresponding through a lonely hearts advertisement in the papers and fall in love through their letters. Sent anonymously to a ‘dear friend’ neither knows the identity or appearance of the other. As this romance reaches the point of a meeting one of them discovers the identity of the wonderful pen pal. She is… Continue reading
Carpenter Square is presenting another Jeffrey Hatcher success: “Holmes and Watson” directed by Tom Cowley. Jeffrey Hatcher is a renowned playwright, whose award-winning plays have been produced with great success and earning rave reviews, including at Carpenter Square. The production “Holmes and Watson” first premiered in 2017 in Arizona and is now showing here in Oklahoma City through November 9, 2019.
Theatre is a collaborative art form. It requires the dedicated cooperation of playwright, director, actors, technical crew, and audience. While each is indispensable to… Continue reading
Since the 15th century the name of Vlad Dracul has inspired dread in the hearts of Romanians and the terror based on numerous legends spread. The largely imaginary Vlad the Impaler became ingrained as an instrument of fear throughout the world. Since 1897 when Bram Stoker published his Gothic novel ‘Dracula’ vampires have reigned supreme within nightmares bidden and unbidden, chilling souls from sole to crown. Gary Wright’s play “Dracula” premiered in 1999 and is quite true to Stoker’s original… Continue reading
The Pollard Theatre reanimates “Evil Dead: The Musical” to an audience committed to fun, frivolity and fabulous fear. In 1981 Sam Raimi conceived the horror flick, “The Evil Dead,” birthing an entire franchise dedicated to bad zombies. George Reinblatt wrote the book and lyrics for “Evil Dead: The Musical,” premiering in 2006, and it has since become a part of the cult classic ‘Evil Dead’ series. Additional Lyrics are by Christopher Bond. Music… Continue reading
Since 1973, almost everyone that loves this spooky time of year has experienced the outrageous cult classic ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ whether from the original London production in 1973 or both the Broadway production and hit movie starring Tim Curry as Frank ‘N’ Furter in 1975. In 2016, J. Robert Moore portrayed Frank ‘N’ Furter at Lyric Theatre to rave reviews; now Moore has returned to direct, ushering in Eric Ulloa’s turn in platforms to dazzle Oklahoma audiences!
Richard… Continue reading
Tyler Woods has long been known as an actor of superior qualities and a director of sublime intelligence, yet he has outdone himself with Shakespeare in the Park’s production of “The Tempest” at the Paseo location. As a result, the entire cast of superlative actors has risen to greater heights creating one of the best Shakespearean productions to grace an Oklahoma City Stage.
As the play opens a violent storm casts sailors and noble travelers into the sea and many survivors make it to a… Continue reading
“A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry is one of the most definitively important plays of the 20th century. Earning numerous awards since the 1959 Broadway debut, the play explores the obstacles faced by the black, or in the language of the day “colored,” community. The title comes from a line in Langston Hughes poem ‘Harlem’ or ‘A Dream… Continue reading
Painted Sky Opera presents “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” or “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini from September 20, 2019 to September 27, 2019 at the Freede Theatre in the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. Considered one of Rossini’s most popular comic opera’s, “The Barber of Seville” has been delighting audiences for over 100 years, and this version from Painted Sky hits the mark squarely. … Continue reading
In 2013 the world changed just a little bit. The change was imperceptible, and the results of that change cannot yet be measured. But the results so far are dramatic. Duncan Macmillan presented his play “Every Brilliant Thing” at the Ludlow Film Festival. The one-man show starred Jonny Donahue, a British comedian. The interactive and immersive piece has the copyright listed as 2016 because the improvisational aspects allowed the contribution of the actor to determine some of the fine points of the play. … Continue reading