Shakespeare’s King Lear is a monumental play. But one major obstacle to mounting a good production of Lear is to have an actor that is believable as an older man, but who still has the stamina to last through a three-hour show night after night. There have been attempts to use younger actors – Olivier for example played the role in his twenties, but said he didn’t understand it until his seventies.
Articles by John Porter
Theatre commentator John Porter looks at Firehouse Theatre’s production of “Maple & Vine.”
We hope you will join us on Time for the Blues this Saturday night (4/9/16) at 11:00 as Henry and I are planning a great show with a mix of new songs to rock the night away. The jokes will probably be as bad as ever, but trust me, the music is going to light up your world.
Theatre commentator John Porter takes a look at Swift Creek Mill’s production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’
Little Shop of Horrors started out life as a largely improvised film shot over a two-day period when director Roger Corman found he had two days’ rental left on a set and enough actors to make a quick flick. If you are unfamiliar with Corman, he was an amazing filmmaker who relied heavily on hungry actors on their way up, and desperate actors trying to hold on.
We hope you will join us this Saturday night (3/19/16) at 11:00 on Time for the Blues as we kick off spring with some very exciting blues just for you (and maybe a few hundred of your closest friends)!
We hope you will join us this Saturday night (3/12/16)at 11 on Time for the Blues as Henry and I plan on unleashing a tremendous show that highlights several of our favorite performers and introduce you to some new ones that you will love.
How do you represent one of the greatest Americans to ever live on stage? A larger than life human being who helped to lessen the bondage that millions of people were forced to live in might be shown in over the top mythic terms; but since the operative word is “human,” to tell the true story means to look past the myth to the man himself.
If all you think of is light comedies and musicals when you think of Swift Creek Mill Playhouse, you might have to challenge that assumption and see their current production, the world premiere of The Little Lion.