Review: ‘Antigonick’ at Shotgun Players (***1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) “Antigonick” is not Sophocles’ “Antigone.” Not exactly. Even though the language and the story, with a few variations, are translated from the original, the play is credited to writer Anne Carson, perhaps because it is essentially more a commentary on Antigone […]

You will laugh heartily when ‘Truffaldino Says No’ in Shotgun’s world premiere

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: 3/5 Stars » Recommended) Folks have been laughing at  Commedia dell’Arte for half a millenium and we’re not going to stop now. The stock characters of Commedia — comic misers, pompous pendants, wily servants, innocent young lovers, cuckolded husbands with young wives, clever wives of foolish men — are universal. Opera? Think […]