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Animals Out of Paper

The idea of relating the ancient art of origami, or paper folding, to human experiences and relationships is an intriguing one. But it’s one that doesn’t quite seem to take shape in the Banyan Theater Company’s production of Rajiv Joseph’s Animals Out of Paper. You may recognize the playwright’s name from Bengal Tiger at the […]


Stop the World–I Want to Get Off

Stop the World—I Want to Get Off is not one of those musicals that pops up frequently on local stages. But the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre has made something of a habit of it, opening the theater 40 years ago with a production and reprising it a couple of decades later. Now it’s back once […]


Our Son’s Wedding

Weddings can certainly provide fertile ground for theatrical comedies, and nowadays there’s a new twist: a wedding between two men instead of a man and a woman, doubling the number of problems that can be expected. Such is the case with playwright Donna de Matteo’s Our Son’s Wedding, now playing at Florida Studio Theatre’s Gompertz […]


Grandma and Friends

Looking for a little light summer entertainment? You could certainly do worse than head over to the Historic Asolo Theater for Grandma and Friends–this year’s version of the annual summer collaboration between Circus Sarasota and the Ringling Museum. It’s a shorter installment of the kind of family fun you get in the winter shows that […]


Becky’s New Car

By the time we’ve reached mid-life, most of us have at least the occasional fantasy of what it would be like to live a whole other life than the one we’re leading. In the case of Becky Foster, the central character of Steven Dietz’s Becky’s New Car (now onstage in a Banyan Theater production), that […]