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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Entertainment: Theater

Re: “Frame by frame

This show is amazing! I was able to attend a rehearsal and was blown away by this cast and play. Get your popcorn and run to see this show! Kudos to the director!!!!

Posted by New York visitor on 05/19/2016 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Alive and kicking

Wish they would come to the MAAIC in Wichita.

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Posted by Melanie Schneiter on 11/03/2015 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Home and heart

"Ever since Bush lit the fuse on our two overlong wars"

For the record, explanation of the law and policy, fact basis for Operation Iraqi Freedom:

Posted by Eric on 05/07/2015 at 2:55 AM

Re: “Not dead yet

Under Kim H. Carrell's profile, it states that he has no friends yet.

Take from this what you will.

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Posted by Anonymous on 11/14/2013 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Not dead yet

Two things:
Yes, your snobbery misses the point. I hope that rectifies itself soon - you'll know when it has done so because your arse will loosen up and your posture will improve. You'll feel better, trust me.
As for Eric Idle's "remark" about the other Pythons - for someone who "venerates" Monty Python, your understanding of the quintessentially English art of "taking the piss" is woefully lacking.

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Posted by Kim H. Carrell on 11/14/2013 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Welcome in

Hello, Josh! Thanks so much for your thorough job of reviewing the play. You obviously watched and listened and your hard work is much appreciated. I think everyone can learn from your comments about where the play was weak and can be happy about where we had our good moments. Again, thanks for your attention! ~ Leslie Stoll O'Neill

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Posted by Leslie Stoll O'Neill on 04/11/2013 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Raise the roof

I'm fairly certain that Tevye and Golde never were a young couple in love.

That's kinda the point.

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Posted by Keille on 11/15/2012 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Cherry on top

I liked the birch trees. (Real trees, mind you!) It definitely gave the set an atmosphere, evocative of Russia.
This is a marvelous play, and can't be comprehended in one viewing. I found it hard to get some of the characters straight and their relationships to one another. Even afterwards, I was not certain how two fitted into the story--a gouty old man and a young one who was obsessed with going to Paris, also an eccentric young woman. The Russian names made it particularly difficult. (I am not advocating some kind of Americanization of the text, by the way. Maybe just a little guide in the program.)

The performances were, many of them, quite good. The new-rich peasant, the young student (seemingly a character who voices many of Chekhov's views), the elderly servant,
the formerly rich lady whose property is about to be sold, all made a strong impression.

I will look forward to the next opportunity to see this play. Meanwhile I intend to read the text, and try to understand more of what I missed in the performance.

Posted by contrarywise on 03/18/2012 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Señor Shakespeare

What a wonderful write up of what sounds like a very complex, but hilarious delightful adventure for the actors, the audience and you,the gifted director!I can just imagine how happy you must have been to bring this fresh twist to life. It sounds like you had some very talented actors and also the added Spanish flavor through the music. I like the word "spicy" and I can just hear your deep laughter of appreciation as the play unfolded bringing magic to the folks in Missoula. Congratulations! ( I hope they video taped it.) Another gem to add to your collection of great accomplishments.

Posted by opal wong on 05/20/2011 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Brilliant Bard

Thank you so much for your stellar review. Playing Puck was one of the greatest highs of my acting career thus far. That little creature was a hard role to let go of. Working with MAT, especially doing Shakespheare is what keeps me in Missoula. Thank you to everyone who came out to see the show and support live theatre!!

Posted by sarina hart on 05/06/2010 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Rough ride

I agree that Hannah Paton is marvelous. I think she is a top new talent and those in the know should be watching her carefully.

Posted by mary/randall on 03/29/2010 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Rough ride

Although I agree that the play bogs down in places, I felt that this was more the fault of the writing than the acting. As a mother of two daughters, I found Gutierez's portrayal of Dessa powerful and rich in restrained emotion. Tongue of a Bird is a difficult play which was well staged and acted. it's biggest fault lies in the source material, not the performance.

Posted by theater fan on 03/25/2010 at 7:45 PM

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