SpeakEasy Stage Company

Fuse Theater Review: “Mothers & Sons” — Surveying, With Understanding, the Battles Ahead

May 16, 2015
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Mothers & Sons raises important questions about struggle, acceptance, and love, dramatizing battles that are still being waged.

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Theater Review: A “Big Fish” Out of Water at SpeakEasy Stage Company

March 22, 2015
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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.

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Stage Review: A Not-So-Perfect “Future Perfect” at SpeakEasy Stage

January 15, 2015
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Playwright Ken Urban doesn’t seem to have a strong point of view about his thirtysomethings-in-a-muddle; neither does he allow them to change or grow.

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Fuse Theater Interview: Playwright Ken Urban on Crafting “A Future Perfect”

January 9, 2015
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“The pain depicted on stage must cut to the bone, inspire a seemingly impossible empathy within me, within the audience.”

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Fuse Theater Review: “Necessary Monsters” — A Confusing Walk on the Wild Side

December 12, 2014
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Attempting to dig underneath our protective psychic skins to get at the festering Ids within, John Kuntz would like Necessary Monsters to mesh laughter and fright, comedy and horror.

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Theater Review: “Bad Jews” — Lots of Sound and Fury

October 31, 2014
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The play’s lead characters – representing polar opposites, cultural versus religious Judaism – ultimately exhaust one another, and us.

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Theater Review: A Flawed “Far From Heaven” at Speakeasy Stage Company

September 20, 2014
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In the musical Far From Heaven, the pleasure of Cathy’s first-act dream overwhelms the anguish of her second-act awakening.

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Theater Review: “Carrie” — Stephen King Horror Story Morphed into a Ho-Hum Musical

May 27, 2014
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The trio of writers has flattened Stephen King’s gaggle of high school teens into two-dimensional clichés, devoid of any adolescent intensity.

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Theater Review: Beached in the Living Room — “The Whale”

March 19, 2014
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Unlike much of what comes through the new play development pipeline, “The Whale” proffers a coherent narrative structure — the result is a well-crafted, somewhat edgy, domestic tragedy.

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Theater Review: SpeakEasy Stage Company’s Vibrant “Color Purple”

January 16, 2014
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The singing in the SpeakEasy Stage Company production is strong throughout; it’s easy to get caught up in the sheer pleasure of such a variety of voices.

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