A little Miller-lite goes a long way, or how ‘Broken Glass’ makes me question my ability to form valid opinions

Jacqueline Grandt and Neal Grofman in Redtwist’s “Broken Glass.” You know the timeless and classy phrase: “Opinions are like assholes. Everybody’s got one and everyone thinks everyone else’s stinks.” That life nugget came through to me loud and clear after seeing Redtwist‘s respectable production of Arther Miller’s Broken Glass (playing through Nov. 18). I enjoy… Read More A little Miller-lite goes a long way, or how ‘Broken Glass’ makes me question my ability to form valid opinions

HuffPo Review: Redtwist’s Chilling ‘The Glass Menagerie’ Makes Williams’ Classic Well Worth Revisiting

Chris Daley and Sarah Mayhan Tran in Redtwist Theatre’s “The Glass Menagerie.” Tennessee Williams’ deeply personal masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie, has, perhaps in some people’s estimation, been done to death. However, lucky for me, I’ve only read the play but never seen it performed — this includes the 1950 MGM movie. And, quite honestly, I… Read More HuffPo Review: Redtwist’s Chilling ‘The Glass Menagerie’ Makes Williams’ Classic Well Worth Revisiting

Redtwist Theatre’s must-see ‘The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later’ finds the hope in the horror

“Laramie is a community, not a ‘project,’” declares a biting editorial published in the Laramie Boomerang on October 12, 2008 — the tenth anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death. It goes on to say, “… it is infuriating for those of us who consider this our home to be labeled because of the actions of a… Read More Redtwist Theatre’s must-see ‘The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later’ finds the hope in the horror

Redtwist’s ‘That Face’ is dutifully drafted melodrama

Nick Vidal and Jacqueline Grandt in “That Face.” Photo credit: Jan Ellen Graves Polly Stenham’s play, That Face, has all sorts of tawdry things happening. A young, fair-faced lad named Henry has been forced into the caregiver role of his emotionally manipulative and sexually abusive alcoholic mother, Martha. His ostracized sister, Mia, avoids going home… Read More Redtwist’s ‘That Face’ is dutifully drafted melodrama

Raid resistant: Redtwist’s hit ‘Bug’ keeps nibbling away ’till July 31

I know someone who has an unequaled fear of bed bugs. Even mention the word “bed bugs” within earshot of this person, and they’ll start nervously looking around the room, as if, like Beetlejuice, the mere mention of the name will summon these blood-sucking nuisances out from the ether and onto their skin. I’m sure… Read More Raid resistant: Redtwist’s hit ‘Bug’ keeps nibbling away ’till July 31

New EDGE review: The Pillowman @ Redtwist Theatre

“To do white hot drama, in a tiny black box, with a little red twist.” That’s Redtwist theatre’s tagline, and they are boldly demonstrating it in their intense production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman. Without revealing too much, the story focuses on an author named Katurian (a deeply compelling, if slightly too young, Andrew Jessop)… Read More New EDGE review: The Pillowman @ Redtwist Theatre