Posts Tagged ‘Actors Co-op’

LUCKY STIFF

“Something Funny’s Going On” this month and next as Actors Co-op treats audiences to the delightful musical comedy bonbon that is Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Lucky Stiff.
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CAT’S PAW

Suspense dramas don’t much more edge-of-your-seat nor subject matter more hot-button than William Mastrosimone’s 1986 eco-terrorism thriller Cat’s Paw, updated by the author in 2011, more relevant than ever in 2017, and the terrific latest from Actors Co-op.
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33 VARIATIONS

Actors Co-op’s intimate revival of Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations is not only one of the year’s finest 99-seat productions, it is among the all-time best I’ve seen at the Co-op since first discovering the Hollywood theatrical gem over two decades ago.
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OUR TOWN

Inspired direction, refreshing diversity in casting, and striking production design breathe fresh new life into Our Town, Thornton Wilder’s classic bit of Americana that first astonished audiences in 1938 with its then revolutionary look at birth, life, love, and what comes after.
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DANCING AT LUGHNASA

Brian Friel’s Tony-winning memory play about the household of unmarried sisters who raised him in a small town in County Donegal, Ireland in the Depression-era 1930s, proves a perfect fit for five of of Actors Co-op’s finest leading ladies in roles that could have been written with each of them in mind. Need I say more?
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SUMMER AND SMOKE

Hollywood’s increasingly risk-taking Christian-based Actors Co-op takes a walk on the wild(er) side with its terrifically acted revival of Tennessee Williams’ Summer And Smoke, one that provides a surprising number of laughs along the way to the dramatic second act you might expect from the man who heated things up with A Streetcar Named Desire and Suddenly Last Summer.
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HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

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Sherlock Holmes is back and Actors Co-op’s got him, though Tim Kelly’s stage(y) adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound Of The Baskervilles proves an only okay showcase for both its cast and its master sleuth protagonist.

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THE BAKER’S WIFE

Actors Co-op breathes fresh new life into Stephen Schwartz and Joseph Stein’s largely forgotten The Baker’s Wife, still a delicate, tuneful, très charmant gem of a musical some forty or so years after Angelinos first discovered it in a “pre-Broadway” tour that never quite made it to the Great White Way.
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