Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • A remembrance of adversity

    Posted on January 16, 2012 by downtowndevil in Reviews.

    A fitting match for the holiday celebrating a great man, A Song for Coretta performed by the Black Theatre Troupe at Playhouse on the Park is, at times, an unequivocal portrait of hardships still faced today.

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  • A wacky coming of age

    Posted on January 16, 2012 by downtowndevil in Reviews.

    There is a beautifully dressed quartet of ladies waiting to croon your ear at Phoenix Theatre’s The Marvelous Wonderettes, a zany show that not only spans ten years of friends’ lives, but includes the audience in the fun.

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  • A soldier’s hell

    Posted on January 10, 2012 by downtowndevil in Reviews.

    In a modern day Dante’s Inferno based on true events, iTheatre Collaborative’s 9 Circles on the Kax Stage at Herberger Theater Center takes us through the demise of a soldier’s honor as we watch his arrest and subsequent trial of war crimes in Iraq.

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  • A Shakespeare for today’s audience

    Posted on January 9, 2012 by downtowndevil in Reviews.

    In a modern twist on a classic play, four young men begin a journey of self-discovery by acting out Romeo and Juliet in Nearly Naked Theatre’s Shakespeare’s R&J at the Little Theatre.

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  • A letter-writing love story

    Posted on January 2, 2012 by downtowndevil in Reviews.

    Full of fondness and charm, Arizona Theatre Company’s Daddy Long Legs at the Herberger Theater Center is the rags-to-riches love story we heard about as children, all through the dialogue of hand-written letters.

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  • A bite of humanity

    Posted on January 2, 2012 by downtowndevil in Reviews.

    In a dark farce comedy about the macabre of dinner parties and anniversaries at odds with the havoc of carnal desires and basic instincts, Actors Theatre’s Hunter Gatherers at the Herberger Theater Center would leave the audience horrified and amazed – if they weren’t too busy laughing at the follies that unfold.

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