Review: ‘Hamlet’ at Shotgun Players (*****)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Boy, am I eating (upstart) crow. And loving it. You see, when I learned that Mark Jackson and Shotgun Players were staging a production of Shakespeare’s masterpiece characterized as “Hamlet Roulette,” I was mildly intrigued but not exactly excited. In fact, I thought […]

Boxcar’s Sam Shepard in repertory: ‘A Lie of the Mind’ tells harsh and funny truth

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: 4/5 Stars » Highly Recommended) Now that Boxcar has opened its final play in their altogether excellent series of Sam Shepard plays in repertory, one can take the opportunity  to reflect on the overall import of these pieces. Boxcar’s staging  of these family comedy/dramas one after another in these superior renditions is […]

‘Buried Child’: Boxcar Theatre shoots for the stars with brilliantly bizarre black comedy

(Charles Kruger) “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard, produced by Boxcar Theatre. Director: Rebecca Longworth. Assistant Director: Cindy Dinh. Set: Steve Decker. Lighting: Lucas Krech. Costumes: Christine Cook. Fight Choreographer: Durand Garcia. Fight Captain: Ryan O’Donnell. Tilden: Jeff Garrett. Halie: Adrienne Krug. Vince: Geoffrey Nolan. Bradley: Ryan O’Donnell. Dodge: Scott Phillips. Shelly: Megan Trout. Father Dewis: […]