A Solid Cast Fails to Solve Remy Bumppo’s ‘An Inspector Calls’

If there’s any mystery in Remy Bumppo’s An Inspector Calls, it’s how this play is considered a classic of the mid-20th century English theatre. J. B. Priestley’s drama is less an Agatha Christie parlor mystery and more a heavy (heavy!) handed morality play delivered with all the subtlety of a Hallmark Channel Christmas Special. It’s… Read More A Solid Cast Fails to Solve Remy Bumppo’s ‘An Inspector Calls’

This and that

Remy Bumppo’s only halfway through their season, and newly appointed artistic director Timothy Douglas has suddenly called it quits, much to the surprise of the theatre company’s board of directors and artistic associates. It seems like only yesterday he was saying things like, “It is with gratitude, humbleness and divinely guided purpose with which I… Read More This and that

Remy Bumppo’s ‘Changes of Heart’ needs a heart transplant

Linda Gillum and D’Wayne Taylor look on as Nicolas Gamboa hams it up in Remy Bumppo’s “Changes of Heart.” Photo by Johnny Knight Following Remy Bumppo’s visually lovely but conceptually DOA production of Changes of Heart, an 18th century romantic French farce by Pierre de Marivaux and wittily translated by Stephen Wadsworth, I posted the following facebook status,… Read More Remy Bumppo’s ‘Changes of Heart’ needs a heart transplant

Facing the unthinkable in Remy Bumppo’s ‘The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?’

Billy (Will Allan) and Stevie (Annabel Armour) digest some disturbing news. “You’re f*cking a goat?!” Edward Albee’s 2003 Pulitzer-Prize nominated play, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia, is a shocker. An idyllic, upper-class family is brought to their knees upon learning that the patriarch of the family — a middle-aged, award winning architect named Martin… Read More Facing the unthinkable in Remy Bumppo’s ‘The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?’

Heroes @ Remy Bumppo

David Darlow, Mike Nussbaum and Roderick Peeples in Heroes Photo credit: Johnny Knight Remy Bumppo’s 2009-2010 season “explores the costs and profound joys of friendship,” according to press materials. Gérald Sibleyras’ Heroes, a charming, gentle work smartly translated by Tom Stoppard, examines the relationships between three WWI veterans in 1959 as they spend their silver… Read More Heroes @ Remy Bumppo