Tag Archives: Matthew Whaley

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP

LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom St. Augustine’s opened “,” a delightful comedy, on March 10, 2017 for a run through April 2.  The play, which was written by (1943 —1987), premiered in 1984, won an Obie Award in 1985 for ensemble performance, and was the most produced play in the United States in 1991. The production is fast-paced and the casting is unconventional, with two actors portraying seven characters, each appearing in both male and female roles. Split-second costume changes are required throughout, along with special effects and props. In the process, …

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a unique, possibly a once-in-a-lifetime theatre experience – “LAUNDRY & BOURBON and LONE STAR”

LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] St. Augustine’s opened a unique, possibly a once-in-a-lifetime theatre experience on June 3, 2016 by using separate theatres to stage two one-act comedies, “” and “. ” Texas playwright (1951-2011) was known for “The Day They Shot John Lennon” and “Wild Oats,” but these two companion pieces he wrote in the 1970s have been even more successful and are still frequently performed. How it works: you will begin by seeing “Laundry & Bourbon,” which is about one hour long, on Limelight’s Matuza Main Stage. At intermission, you will enter the lobby …

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Zany & Madcap “THE 39 STEPS”

LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] St. Augustine’s opened the mystery/comedy farce “” on April 15, 2016. The play, which can perhaps best be described as an homage to the great filmmaker , continues through May 8 on the Matuza Main Stage at 11 Old Mission Avenue. Limelight’s version of the “The 39 Steps,” which was written by playwright-actor in 2005, premiered in London in 2006, and opened on Broadway in 2008, where it received both Drama Desk and Tony awards, and ran for almost 800 performances. For his zany fast-paced script, Barlow incorporated and adapted two …

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THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre has filled its Matuza Main Stage with Christmas spirit by opening the popular “” on December 11, 2015. wrote a book of the same name in 1971, which she adapted for the stage in 1982. The play is also popular in Australia, England, and New Zealand under the title “The Worst Kids in the World,” which ought to give you a hint about aspects of the on-stage action. This is the story of the Herdman family, a crew of disorderly and unruly hooligans. Their bullying ways are …

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A Full-Blown Madcap Farce – “NO SEX PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH”

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened “” on April 17 on the Matuza Main Stage. It will run through May 10, 2015. Call 904-825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org for reservations. The show is a full-blown madcap farce but is a bit of a history lesson as well. Read on. The play, written by and , opened in in 1971, and reflects the concerns and values of the era. The comedy was a big hit in England, and played until 1987 at three different theatres. It is set in the small town of Windsor, England, in an upstairs apartment; a business, the National …

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