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Archive for April, 2007

04/30/2007

Measure for Pleasure

Sex and stamina in Florida Studio Theatre Stage III’s bedroom comedy.   By Kay Kipling   If your sex life is in a bit of a lull, you may find it gets jolted awake by watching a performance of Measure for Pleasure, now playing at Florida Studio Theatre’s Stage III.   Playwright David Grimm has […]

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04/27/2007

A Chorus Line

Heartfelt performances distinguish the Manatee Players’ production.   By Kay Kipling   More than most shows, A Chorus Line is one that makes you feel for the actors onstage—not just for the characters they’re playing, but for the individuals in that specific cast, that specific production. That’s because they, like their characters, are laying it […]

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04/23/2007

Notes on a Director

In praise of Norman Jewison.   By Kay Kipling   When it came to the closing weekend of the Sarasota Film Festival, for me it was all about Norman Jewison.   First I spoke to the acclaimed director on the balcony of a Longboat Key Club suite, where he raved about the beauty of the […]

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04/20/2007

Canvas

There’s good chemistry, off and onscreen, for Joe Pantoliano and Marcia Gay Harden. By Kay Kipling Joe Pantoliano and Marcia Gay Harden play a husband and wife in their Sarasota Film Festival film, Canvas, and judging by the pair’s interaction at the Luncheon under the Banyans at Selby Gardens (where they both received the Regal […]

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04/20/2007

The Blue Window and A Marriage Minuet

Who are we and what do we really want? By Kay Kipling Two plays now on view each have something to say about the way we present ourselves, the way we really are, and the difficulty of navigating our way between those two worlds. The Blue Window The first, The Blue Window, is by Craig […]

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04/13/2007

The School for Wives

            Molière’s comic genius shines in this production by Venice Little Theatre’s Stage II.   By Kay Kipling   What a pleasure it can be, now and then, to see a play by Molière, and to be reminded of how his satiric genius remains so sharp over the centuries. Case […]

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