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March 16, 2007

Recent Reviews from 2007 NEA Fellows

Bridgette Redman

Dreams & Blue Eyes

Byron Woods of The Indy captures the emotions of two separate performances in his reviews of Midsummer Night's Dream and The Bluest Eye.

Putting Classical Literature on Stage

Sherry Deatrick reviews a recent production of The Scarlet Pimpernel for the Louisville Eccentric Observer. "Given the rather restricted space (the MeX is the smallest of the Kentucky Center's venues), the cast manages to be quite kinetic and keep the proceedings action-packed. You won't miss a beat in this intimate setting. The only distraction was the cheesy synthesizer playing over the loudspeaker to accompany the actors' singing. At times, the music was louder than the vocalists, and I'd much rather hear them."

She also reviewed adaptations of Chaim Potok's The Chosen and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

Inheriting Talent

This week, Darcie Flansburg reviewed David Auburn's Proof, ""Proof" is a testament to the struggle of genius and the burden of good genes, and Crafton Hills College's production presented the story with strength and conviction." and See How They Run.

Spread too Thin

Michael Howley questions in the Montgomery Advertiser whether Ghost of a Chance would have been better had the director had more technical assistance.

Artful Constriction

In very few words, Marty Hughley gets at the heart of a production of Mix Up. Equally beautiful is his review of the dance concert Stories of Us.

Cats Still Worth Seeing

Kyle Minor reviews a non-Equity performance of Cats that is filled with energy and strong performances. He also liked Man of La Mancha.

Review Roundup for Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opened four plays, which Richard Moeschal compares in the second part of a round-up.

That gets us partway through the list of fellows. More soon.

Posted by Bridgette Redman at March 16, 2007 7:17 AM

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