The story of Frankenstein may have been written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, but its themes are as old as mankind. It is the story of creation itself. It is the story of the conquering of death. It is the story of immortality.
Firehouse Theatre brings a new work to the area. Theatre critic John Porter looks at “The Aliens.”
Theatre VCU tries to breathe new life into Frankenstein.
Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, written by Elaine Ann Allen and illustrated by Kelli Nash, is an age-appropriate and fun way to introduce young children to the marvels of the Chesapeake Bay and its wildlife, infrastructure and history. With the curious Olly the Oyster who is looking for adventure, children discover that following the current leads to many wonders big and small. With interactions with Mr. Snail, Mrs. Blue Crab and others, Olly learns about the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem in language that is informative and friendly.
Freelance writer Joan Tupponce found “Sam and Carol” at Gottwald Theater has good acting and fascinating content.
For label readers, Patrick Di Justo’s book This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth? is an informative, funny primer about what’s really in some food and household products. Though the ingredient lists sometimes gave me the willies, Di Justo dispels some ingredient fallacies and the clever writing always made me laugh.
TheatreLAB presents a regional premiere.
Henley Street presents a world premiere with a local twist.
Theatre commentator John Porter looks at the Swift Creek world premiere of "Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical."
Theatre commentator John Porter looks at "Angels in America: Milennium Approaches."