Week in Reviews: 10/8

A 4-person Hitchcock movie on stage, beheaded puppets, and a Tryst to think about.. that’s right.  You’ve reached.. THE WEEK IN REVIEWS!

  • The 39 Steps at the Seattle Repertory Theatre was the big story this week, with the much-anticipated adaptation opening just last week.  The critics were surprisingly similar in their opinions: funny, not quite hilarious, and definitely worth seeing.   Brendan Kiley at The Stranger says “There’s nothing deep at work in The 39 Steps[..]but even in an imperfect production, this well-constructed show is a campy rush” and Kacey Shiflit (Broadway Hour Seattle) says “Hitchcock would be pleased.”
  • Solmon Davis’ late night, one-person show Remember Being Born? at Taproot Theatre received some good press in the Seattle Examiner, with Esther Maria Swaty calling it a work in progress but “It is the flaws that make the story endearing and prove that one day he will be telling his story to a larger audience.”
  • Murder!  Blood!  Puppets!  Brian Kooser’s Bloody Henry sounds like way over-the-top fun, as Miryam Gordon (Seattle Gay News) says “History lessons might go down a lot easier if they were all done by Brian Kooser and his puppets.”
  • Tryst (Seattle Public Theatre) was adored by Margaret Friedman at the Seattle Weekly.  “Exquisite acting keeps our attention on the characters, enabling the simple set to plausibly conjure a dozen locations.”

There were also assorted reviews for CANNIBAL! The Musical, Enchanted April, and Neighborhood 3.  Check them out at Seattle Performs and don’t forget we always welcome user reviews!  Check back later this week where I’m sure we’ll get many reviews for the opening of shows at ACT, Intiman and Balagan.

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