If you want to put on a first-rate production, you need to start with a strong script. And given how many of these there are to choose from, I've no idea why so many half-baked plays -- ancient, creaking comedies, pretentious contemporary effusions, dated musicals -- get staged around here. (Well, I do understand the comedies and musicals: The rights must be dirt cheap.) Passionate acting and technical dexterity can't rescue a weak text; conversely, a good one makes everyone involved look good. Fortunately, Chip Walton, directing away from his home at Curious Theatre Company for the Aurora Fox, has chosen to mount a very fine play:... More >>>
Ed Cord, Martha Harmon Pardee and Jim Hunt in
The Retreat From Moscow.