August 2009 - On StageOn Stage

Past Articles

Archive for August, 2009


Crazy for You

The Manatee Players mine Gershwin’s gold with Crazy for You. By Kay Kipling   In these dog days of summer, the Manatee Players’ Crazy for You—bright, tuneful and energetic despite the heat—might be just the thing to pull you through another blistering week.   It’s not perfect (whatever is?), but overall director-choreographer Rick Kerby has […]


Fat Pig

The Banyan examines the importance of appearance with Fat Pig.  By Kay Kipling Even if you didn’t know anything about playwright/screenwriter Neil LaBute’s other work (The Shape of Things, In the Company of Men, reasons to be pretty) you’d probably still be intrigued by a piece with the title Fat Pig. That sort of brutal, […]


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Florida Studio Theatre pays comic tribute to Shakespeare. By Kay Kipling   You really don’t need to “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” before attending Florida Studio Theatre’s final Summerfest offering, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), so have no fears on that score. While a passing acquaintance with the works of the immortal Will may […]