Tag Archives: Michael Higgins

‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ A Douglas Anderson Theatre Department Review

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW The Douglas Anderson School of the Arts opened “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” on October 11, which continues during October 17 – 20, 2018. The play is based on the works of Norwegian writers Christian Asbjornsen and Jorgen Engebretsen Moe, who collected Scandinavian folktales and began publishing them in 1842. DA’s production is one of the most unique and entertaining we have ever seen. The characters are those found in many fairy tales and legends: a beautiful young girl, an ensorcelled prince, evil trolls, frightened villagers, and a lumbering giant bear, along …

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A DUAL CRITICS DOUGLAS ANDERSON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS THEATRE REVIEW The Theatre Department opened Steven Dietz’s “Lonely Planet” on October 19, 2017 for a run of eight performances through October 27. DA’s production is the Florida premier. The play was written by prolific playwright (who wrote thirty-four plays during 1981 – 2015), and is set in the late 1980’s. It debuted in 1993, a decade after the recognition of the beginning of the AIDS crisis. A Wikipedia post from 2015 which identifies fourteen plays with HIV/AIDS as a major theme includes Dietz’s play. Among the most frequently staged are …

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A thing of change – METAMORPHOSIS

A DOUGLAS ANDERSON THEATRE DEPARTMENT REVIEW The  opened a seven-performance run of ’s “” on April 18, 2015. This provocative play will run through April 25, with performances on that date at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm. If the title sounds familiar, then you may have seen another play with the same title by which DA presented some years ago, with actors cast as Greek gods and goddesses splashing about in and around a shallow pool that filled most of the stage. This isn’t that play. Kafka wrote Metamorphosis as a novella in 1915. It was adapted for the stage …

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