“A tour-de-force for the actors, the play allows Etherton and Clark to show their virtuosity, and they make the most of it. The characters sweep from comic to tragic, confessional to argumentative, flippant to earnest, and Etherton and Clark nail the roles with barely a chance to take a breath.” Check out Larry Laneer’s review […]Read More Review of “Constellations” at IAO Gallery
The character of Roland in Nick Payne’s play Constellations is a beekeeper. A random and fascinating profession in that most of us don’t know any beekeepers, and yet if we saw one walking down the street in uniform, we’d recognize their profession right away. The script uses laws and theories of physics to illustrate the […]Read More Now for Some Biology, Honey
One of the things that make the play Constellations unique is the way it jumps through parallel universes. The two main characters appear in many different versions of reality, and as we watch these variations unfold, we gain beautiful insights to the characters and their journey. Many self-help books and religious writings tell us that […]Read More So. Many. Strings.
The play is called Constellations, but it’s not about your horoscope or the starry sky. Not exactly. You could say that anyone who lives on this planet goes through life “under the stars,” but that’s not really the point. It does take inspiration from subjects such as relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and beekeeping, but you won’t […]Read More Constellations: It’s Not About Stars. Not Exactly.
When we bought tickets to see The Unsinkable Molly Brown, we had no idea that we’d end up soaked. The production, a “revisal” of the original book and score, was produced at The Muny, a near century-old outdoor theatre near downtown St. Louis, Missouri. As you might know, Molly Brown was a legendary American socialite, […]Read More The Unsinkable Molly Brown: We Ain’t Down, but We’re Soaking Wet
The book Smarter Faster Better, by Charles Duhigg, takes a look at the “secrets” of business productivity. It explores best practices having to do with things like enhanced motivation, decision making, and mental focus. When I saw the Broadway production of War Paint, this book immediately came to mind. Although I enjoyed the show overall, there were some problems; primarily a lack of magic in the lyrics and dialogue. The two […]Read More War Paint: Tunneling Through the Creative Process
Yesterday, I saw the Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie starring Sally Field and Joe Mantello. It was gripping, haunting, and not at all what I expected to see. The tickets were purchased before previews had started, so even after the reviews were out, I hadn’t read them. After leaving the theatre, it was off […]Read More The Glass Menagerie: Go to the moon-and look for the missing couch!