Tag Archives: Bill Gorman
Reviewed by George Basler A lot of words could describe Hydrogen Jukebox: experimental, anti-establishment, provocative and surreal. So Tri-Cities Opera deserves credit for taking on this challenging work in a production that opened April 21 and will continue with performances this weekend. The production is admirably directed by Alison Moritz and well sung by a cast of six young performers. The opera itself, however, is a mixed bag with moments of emotional intensity and beauty intermixed with stretches of hippie-dippy musings that a young Woody Allen would have had...Read more
Reviewed by George Basler In the late 1940s and 1950s, Dalton Trumbo went from being one of the highest paid and most respected screenwriters in Hollywood to being a social and political pariah. The reason was the Hollywood blacklist, which banned actors and writers with Communist, or even leftist, leanings from working in the movie business. Trumbo, who wrote such films as Spartacus, Roman Holiday and Exodus, was a member of the Communist Party from 1943 to 1948. He became a prime target when he defied the House Un-American...Read more
Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri If you love Victorian melodrama, pay a visit to the inhabitants of Angel Street. The 1938 play by Patrick Hamilton is running weekends through March at the Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott. In Angel Street, which became the 1944 Ingrid Bergman film Gaslight, a woman is driven to the brink of insanity by the tricks and mischief of her criminally disposed husband. Cider Mill regular Tim Mollen, who directed Angel Street, thanks his mom for introducing him to the...Read more
By Nancy Oliveri To any practitioner of the dramatic arts whom I have ever written about in this space: Read it here and now. I'm throwing myself at your mercy and admitting two things: “I get it!” And, “It’s not as easy as it looks!” "It," in this case, is the actor’s job of making a character believable … through technique, skill or natural ability. To pull it off, you really need a little bit of each of those things.
Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Dateline: Any provincial town in France, 1959. Gustave, Henri and Philippe have nowhere else to be these days except on the terrace of a home for WWI veterans. They have each other, their memories and, not to be minimized, the company of a concrete dog, but that may not be enough to save their sanity. Heroes was translated from French playwright Gerald Sibleyras' 2003 Le Vent Des Peupliers (The Wind in the Poplars). In this adaptation by Tom...Read more