Category Archives: Reviews

Review Roundup: An Iliad, On The Town, Henry V, And More

Roundup of reviews for shows from Annex, Seattle Shakespeare, WET and everything else! An Iliad (Seattle Repertory Theatre) – This solo show of stories from The Iliad (co-created by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson) was recognized most for actor Hans … Continue reading

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Review Friday: Much Ado About “Two Gentlemen”

Many options for you this weekend: The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Seattle Shakespeare Company‘s modernized version of Shakespeare’s B-side was met with raves this week.  “The cast did an exceptional job at uniting the extreme modernity of their new ‘world’ … Continue reading

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Review Friday: The Returnening!

After a multi-week hiatus, I’m happy to announce the return of Review Friday!  Completely retooled for a stronger demographic, the New Review Friday has all the hotness of the old Review Friday, with absolutely nothing changed!  I hope you enjoy. … Continue reading

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Review Friday: Openings at 5th, Taproot, Seattle Public

The plays opening last week had some “backstage” stories as well – 5th Ave brings a touring production of Intiman’s soon-to-be-ex Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Taproot opens their doors after extensive renovation. After winning 7 Tony Awards in 2008, … Continue reading

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Review Friday: Speech & Debate & More

Lots of shows this week at The Seattle Rep, Balagan, Shadow & Light Theatre, Schmeater, Village, and more! The youth-centric, local-cast Speech & Debate opened last week at The Seattle Repertory Theatre.  While some had issues with the light script … Continue reading

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Week in Reviews: Electra-fied

The crazy holiday season is over, and theaters are starting back up with non-Christmas shows.  What better time for a greek tragedy? Electra opened at the Seattle Shakespeare Company, and the reviews are astounding.  The Seattle P-I says “I’m willing … Continue reading

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Month in Reviews: Holiday Edition

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And by that I mean Christmas is in a week. Nearly every play in town is holiday-themed, so bring a Santa hat if you’re headed out tonight. Here’s a summary of what … Continue reading

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Week in Reviews: ‘Equivocation’ Not a Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everybody! The critics were all sold on Equivocation, the new play at the Seattle Repertory Theatre that was imported directly from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Jay Irwin at Broadwayworld.com was blown away, saying “wow” no more than … Continue reading

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Week in Reviews: Pre-Thanksgiving Edition

Here you are.. some reviews! More reviews for the Theater Schmeater shows: The Seattle Times enjoyed the actors in At Home at The Zoo, saying they “brilliantly reinforce Albee’s concerns with alienation, loneliness and class differences in the United States.”  … Continue reading

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Week in Reviews: “Artifacts” an Underground Hit

The Satori Group makes a big splash in their latest production, Theater Schmeater debuts a new act by Albee, and Opus continues to impress.  It’s.. the week in reviews!  A little late.  Darn that power outage.. The post-apocalyptic Artifacts of … Continue reading

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