Askins’ script is an amusing mash-up of sex comedy and supernatural horror parody.
SpeakEasy Stage Company
The musical is a relentless, one hour and fifty minute excursion into the history of racial bias in America, from the cotton fields to the Civil Rights movement.
From Significant Other’s opening moments, it is clear that this smart and heartfelt script is in very capable hands.
Director Paul Daigneault and SpeakEasy Stage have a hit on their hands
Bootycandy is sharp-witted and entertaining — but thoroughly sugary.
In the theater, sentiment must be earned – Violet is moving and likable, but its pathos is only skin deep.
Casa Valentina’s dramatic weight comes from how skillfully the cast explores the tensions that swirl about the subject of who is gay, who is straight, and what is legal.
In appropriate, a talented young playwright turns mischievous literary homage into a work of exhilarating entertainment.
Mothers & Sons raises important questions about struggle, acceptance, and love, dramatizing battles that are still being waged.
The problem is that John August’s book for the musical lacks most of what made his screenplay for the 2003 film so emotionally resonant for so many.