‘What the Butler Saw’ is a Farce that Rocks the Stage

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its current season with the play What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton. This work was first performed in 1969 but this production marks the first time an Orton play is presented on the Madison Main Stage. What the Butler Saw is an uproarious farce. It shocked audiences when it was first produced. Reactions to the play might differ today. If you look…

September 19, 2017

Premiere Stages Does a Fine Job with ‘Foster Mom’

The Premiere Stages at Kean University opened a new show last week. Foster Mom, by Chris Cragin-Day is now playing through Sept. 24. Foster Mom won the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival. After seeing this show on Thursday night, it is no surprise that it was selected as the winner over 400 other selections. The play is well thought out with careful development of plot and characters. The dialog is…

September 11, 2017

‘F Theory’ Looks at Lifelong Friendship

A new play, F Theory, begins today at the NJ Repertory Company.  F Theory is a funny yet poignant play about the power and complexity of lifelong friendship. This new production runs through September 24, 2017 at 179 Broadway, Long Branch, New Jersey. Co-written by and starring Megan Loughran and Alex Trow, F Theory is directed by Ethan Heard. Press notes about the play include the following description: When we…

August 17, 2017