“Bakersfield Mist” at The Fountain Theatre

Bakersfield Mist — where to begin with this exhilarating piece of theatre. The actors? The script? The production? “In the beginning was the word,” so let’s start with Stephen Sachs’ brilliant, erudite script. The two-character play puts diametrically opposite people in delicious conflict. Maude Gutman (the effervescent, surprisingly athletic Jenny O’Hara), a recently fired bartender … Continue reading “Bakersfield Mist” at The Fountain Theatre

“Hedda Gabler” — A Masterful Performance at Antaeus Theatre Company

Jaimi Paige Photo by Karianne Flaathen Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, bold and controversial when it premiered in 1890, retains its power in the Twenty-First Century. Australian playwright Andrew Upton blows the cobwebs off old translations and jumps the action from the 1890s into the early 1920s. While faithful to Ibsen’s text, the playwright underscores the … Continue reading “Hedda Gabler” — A Masterful Performance at Antaeus Theatre Company