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Independent women in the modern age? That just won’t do. ‘Deadly’ at the Broadwater

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move The story of H.H. Holmes is a fascinating one. At least in the context of the century in which he lived. A classic psychotic serial killer, con artist, and bigamist, Holmes is America's... Continue Reading →

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Baddass Bitchery and by the way…Yeah, ‘It’s Personal’

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move For a woman… This is the moment when you identify with every story being told, right from your seat, mere inches from the stage. The flashpoint of real courage in word and deed... Continue Reading →

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey The set design by Courtney Dusenberry, light design by Adam Roy, and music and sound design by Tyler Western and Jeremiah Pfleiger in 134 West’s production of Macbeth are fabulous. What looks like an Arizona desert... Continue Reading →

Innocent vs. Monster: A Noise Within’s ‘Frankenstein’

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey There’s a great quote about Mary Shelley’s classic tale Frankenstein: “Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster. Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein IS the monster.” In the program for A Noise Within’s production of... Continue Reading →

‘Bad Hamlet’ – A Foul and pestilent congregation of vapors.

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey The Quarto Vs. Folio issue in Shakespeare stems from the Bard’s editors, Heminge and Condell, claiming that the plays as originally printed in quarto format were fraudulent and full of mistakes. They fixed this by reprinting... Continue Reading →

‘She Kills Monsters’, an amazing play going for a post Fringe run

***Updated as if 3:56pm*** This show has now canceled its encore performances. Reviewed by Matt Ritchey She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen is an amazing play. It tells a very real story of Agnes, a school teacher, trying to get... Continue Reading →

Open Fist Theatre’s, ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ is deeply moving

BrieaReviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Moved to tears is one of the many ways one could describe the experience of Open Fist Theatre Company’s, Dancing at Lughnasa directed by Barbara Schofield. There is an embrace that comes with... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘American Stranger’, reviewed

Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move They deserve a better story. Some reviews come with a sigh. This is one of them. I say this with the utmost respect for the writers, composers, cast and crew. Because in... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘This Way Yonder’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Things change. It’s inevitable. But it’s how people adapt to the changes that puts them on a path to discovering themselves – push against it too hard and you only wind up losing more than you... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Feeling Lucky’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey We’ve all thought it (and some of us are still thinking it) – “when am I finally going to meet the right person?” Is the “right person” a myth? And how do I get out of... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Boeing Boeing’, reviewed

Boeing Boeing will be playing at the Complex beginning July 19th. It previewed during the recent Hollywood Fringe Festival. Reviewed by Matt Ritchey The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is an excellent school with some very well-known graduates. And if... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Journey’, reviewed

'Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move There is a mindset about Fringe that things will be fringy. An expectation even, that we can expect no less than ‘out of the ordinary’. The over-the-top, the outrageous, the inexplicable ambiguous,... Continue Reading →

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