It was nice to wake up on Sunday to two theater reviews in the T-D. Ms. Haubenstock’s appreciation of Barkdale’s “Well” includes this compelling list of couplets: occasionally hilarious, sometimes profound, increasingly skewed. I have to say that this pretty much encapsulates the kind of play I’d like to see. I'll have to fit it in somehow over the next few weeks.
Ms. Lewis’s review of Richmond Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” made me laugh in the way she is very complimentary about the show and then sticks a nice little jab in about the “audience experience” right at the end. It certainly was a bit humid at 2nd Pres on Saturday.
I will warn folks right now that this production of “Midsummer” is one of those rare productions that I may need to talk about multiple times in the days and weeks to come. There’ll be more details on why when my review comes out in the next couple of days but to put it succinctly: I haven’t laughed that hard in a long long time.
But before blather on about "Midsummer, I’ll have to talk about “Chicago,” Theatre VCU’s production that I saw on Saturday night. But that’ll have to wait until I have a few more pages of my grad school paper under my belt -- so more later!