Curtain Call: Beckett’s masterpiece at Long Wharf

Brian Dennehy and Reg E. Cathey. — Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Just watch it and let it happen. That’s the best way to come to terms with Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. Here’s an existentialist play that is as simple as it is profound. It’s not for everyone. If you liked Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, then you’ll most likely enjoy this play, which is considered Beckett’s masterpiece. This dark apocalyptic work explores the … read more

Curtain Call: New company shines with Almost, Maine

The cast of Almost, Maine at the Community Theatre at Woodbury.

Entering any theater for a production is always exciting. One never knows what will happen on a stage during a performance. If it’s a good production, the audience is transported to the realm of the shared imaginations of playwright, director, and creative crews. Anything can happen, but one thing is for certain; it is going to be an absolutely new … read more

Curtain Call — 2016 Equity shows: Top 10

When it came to Professional Equity productions, the  year 2016 had some surprises and phenomenal shows and a few disappointments as well. Here are the top 10. Hartford Stage, Hartford: The premiere of Anastasia was one of the happy surprises. It was a wonderful production and is heading to Broadway, with previews starting March 23. The show will open at … read more

Curtain Call: Best of 2016 community theater

Jim Norton of Stratford, Taryn Chorney of Hamden, and Ryan Hendrickson of Stamford starred in Eastbound Theatre’s production of The Heidi Chronicles.

As we approach another new year, I thought about all the theater that I have seen. I will be presenting the best of the Equity theaters in my next column, but I have always avoided rating community theaters because they are each so unique and based on a great deal of volunteerism. However, this year for the first time I … read more

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