The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

I have noted before that one of the most delicious sounds in theatre is total silence among the audience. But this profanity-rich, joyfully-satirical work — led by an incandescent Ryan Bondy and, following the musical with every company so far, the talented A.J. Holmes —  rocks viewers through the entire running time into waves of…

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Theatre review: Clybourne Park

Dear Dad Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.                                                                       Elsa Maxwell 1958 This must be Bruce Norris’ mantra when he wrote Clybourne Park, his 2011 Pulitzer-Prize winning theatrical drama. However, the real subject of his self-denigration does not become apparent until the laughter has faded and the theatre is empty. In Lorraine Hansberry’s momentous 1959 play, A Raisin in…