Liz on Theatre

September 24, 2018

‘Buried Child’ draws on chilling family secrets via Shepard By Liz Keill MADISON, NJ – The dysfunctional family, with its dark, disturbing secrets, is at the heart of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child.”  The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a taut, insightful production, under the ...

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‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York By LIZ KEILL PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.” Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for ...

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‘Brick City’ takes journey through high school angst By LIZ KEILL UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages at Kean University presents a new play by Nicole Pandolfo. “Brick City” is an exploration of two seniors in high school and their search for meaningful lives, while their teacher/mentor, Veronica, is ...

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Glimmerglass Opera offers range of shimmering productions, traditional to innovative By Liz Keill COOPERSTOWN, NY – Whether it’s rain or shine, high humidity or a downpour, the world is magical on the stage of Glimmerglass Opera, near Otsego Lake, just north of Cooperstown, NY. Yes, the ...

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‘Blithe Spirit’ sparkles with elegance and wit at Shakespeare Theatre By Liz Keill MADISON, NJ – There’s no one quite like Noel Coward for flair and sophistication, as talented actors deliver bon mots and clever, cutting comebacks, often while swirling martinis. And so it goes with “Blithe ...

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‘Titus Andronicus’ roars with bloody revenge at Shakespeare Theatre By Liz Keill MADISON, NJ – “Titus Andronicus,’ considered one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest, torture-filled plays, nevertheless receives a spellbinding production at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Tautly directed by ...

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Teenage bullying, cyber and otherwise, takes its toll in ‘Linger’ By LIZ KEILL UNION, NJ – Craig Garcia’s stirring, heartbreaking play “Linger” opened at Premiere Stages this past weekend. The playwright struck a nerve with this intense family drama, the incalculable damage done in this ...

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‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun By Liz Keill MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way ...

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