The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County

Elizabeth Stanley and Andrew Samonsky star as lovers in The Bridges of Madison County, at Knight Theater.   A single tree adorns the dark stage. A woman emerges from the darkness. The first song, “To Build a Home,” is pure exposition: it tells us how...
ONCE, an evening in Dublin

ONCE, an evening in Dublin

(Sam Cieri and Mackenzie Lesser-Roy in ONCE at Belk Theater)   There is a party onstage at the Belk Theatre. As the audience enters the house before curtain time, more and more people join the players on the set. The scene is a Dublin pub, replete with musicians...
The Taming is political hilarity!

The Taming is political hilarity!

Glynnis O’Donoghue, Katherine Drew, and Donna Scott in “The Taming”.   A conservative, a liberal, and a beauty queen walk into a bar… wait, that’s not quite it. A conservative, a liberal, and a beauty queen are locked in a bedroom...
Mormon is religious satire at its best

Mormon is religious satire at its best

Making fun of religion is something, we’re taught, that isn’t done. Fear of offending keeps most of us from having any meaningful discourse about faith and doctrine. Religious satire is the only fix for this bottleneck, and in “The Book of...