Monthly Archives: September 2012

“Lombardi” at the Cleveland Playhouse

So if you’re a theatre nut, and you’re going to Cleveland anyway, you have to go to the Cleveland Playhouse, right?  It’s legendary.  It was “America’s first professional regional theatre,” founded in 1915.  It has a national and international reputation, … Continue reading

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“Misalliance” at the Shaw

It had been a terrific week of relaxation, wine, and thought-provoking entertainment, and before heading out on the brief drive back to Buffalo, we took in last Saturday’s matinee performance of George Bernard Shaw’s exercise in frivolity, Misalliance. By the … Continue reading

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“A Man and Some Women” at the Shaw.

Last Friday morning Joan and I were gearing up for our third play at the Shaw Festival, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.  It was to be an obscure feminist piece by an almost forgotten Englishwoman, Githa Sowerby (1876-1970).   Not so coincidentally, the … Continue reading

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“Ragtime” at the Shaw

Okay, now back to last week’s visit to the dynamic Shaw Festival, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.  Next up on our docket was the Lynn Ahrens/ Stephen Flaherty musical, Ragtime, with book by Terence McNally. What a combination of creative talent!  I … Continue reading

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The Intouchables (film)

Okay, so I lied.  I promise to get back to Ragtime and the Shaw Festival tomorrow, but time out for a quick aside.  I haven’t been discussing movies much of late in these posts, but interested readers are urged to … Continue reading

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“Hedda Gabler” at the Shaw

Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012 First up at the Shaw Festival:  Last night’s Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen.  I’m a long-time fan.  I keep a picture of Ibsen’s own inspirational totem, an inkwell supported by devils, on the bulletin board in front … Continue reading

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Back to the Shaw Festival

Tuesday, Sep. 4, 2012 Two years ago, in an effort to recover quickly from a move into a new house in town, Joan and I made a jaunt up to Ontario to see some fine theatre:  In Stratford, The Tempest, … Continue reading

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