Rita, a spunky, effervescent hairdresser (played by the charming, if too overeager, Whitney White), just wants to get a proper eduction. She’s looking to change herself. She also likes to change her clothes. With each scene change in Shattered Globe’s halting production of Willy Russell’s episodic British comedy, comes a 30-second or more blackout for… Read More The lesson in Shattered Globe’s ‘Educating Rita’ is meaningful, if meandering
The first paragraph in Chris Jones’ review of Shattered Globe’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane made my eyes roll this morning: [Warning: the graf below hints at some key plot points to the play. So, if you haven’t seen “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” read at your own risk. I include this graf because it’s… Read More Dear Chris Jones: Who is your audience?
Linda Reiter (left) and Eileen Niccolai square off in Shattered Globe’s “The Beauty Queen of Leenane.” Mother/daughter relationships are complex things, and often make for fascinating and emotionally compelling entertainment. Just look at Grey Gardens, ‘night Mother and Mommie Dearest, to name a few. Something about this familial dynamic, especially when it’s dysfunctional, brings out… Read More A blistering ‘Beauty Queen of Leenane’ at Shattered Globe