Recommended by Adam Richter

  • The Isle of Lizzbo: A VERY SHORT Jukebox Musical Based on the Music of Our Queen Mother… Lizzo
    15 Feb. 2023
    Just when you thought it was not possible to love Lizzo more, Debra Cole gives us this fantastic musical! The story integrates the songs seamlessly, and Cole presents relatable characters in whose struggles the audience becomes fully invested. And then they sing, which just makes you love the songs even more.
    It's about damn time someone put this on a stage!
  • Shower Issues
    10 Feb. 2023
    Short, disturbing, supernatural and laugh-out-loud funny. In other words, another terrific Christopher Soucy play. I think audiences would have a ball with this, and the last line will bring the house down. Bravo!
  • Bones
    10 Feb. 2023
    Who we truly are lies somewhere between the bones and the skin, and Cesario Tirado-Ortiz brings that fact to life brilliantly in this captivating and important monologue.
    Atticus Finch advised that you never really know someone until you "climb inside of his skin and walk around in it," and that is exactly the journey the audience travels with this monologue.
    People who do not understand the trans experience need to hear this piece.
  • The Neighbors
    10 Feb. 2023
    This should be #lifegoals for any married couple as they approach their golden years: To spy on the goings-on of passersby and annoy one's spouse with quick banter. Is there anything better in life?
    I'd love to see "The Neighbors" on a stage. Older actors would eat this up, and audiences would have a ball. Bravo!
  • NOH More Drama: A Children’s Origin Play Based on Japanese Myth
    10 Feb. 2023
    What a beautiful and incredibly theatrical piece! Debra Cole gives us an intro to Noh theater that is entertaining, poignant and downright lovely.
    I would love to see this on a stage!
  • How Much Do You Love Me?
    8 Feb. 2023
    A terrific two-hander that keeps the suspense taut as a harp string all the way to the end, which is just perfect. I watched the author and actor/playwright Miranda Jonte perform this play at Back Porch Theater, and I don't think I took a breath through the entire play.
  • The Revenge of Harvey
    7 Feb. 2023
    I've never seen "HARVEY," but now that I've read Deb Cole's excellent take on it, I'm not sure I want to. Her take on the classic puts us in the universe and twists it into a delightfully terrifying piece.
    I'm told that "HARVEY" is a comedy. It works better as a thriller. Check it out for yourself.
  • Drink Thou Off
    7 Feb. 2023
    All Romeo had to do was wait, like 10 minutes.
    Ever think that?
    Ever wonder what would happen if he DID?
    Wonder no more. Christopher Soucy has solved that riddle, waking Romeo up to what could be the rest of his life.
    "Drink Thou Off" is a terrific short comedy that shows the perils of young love that Shakespeare left out of of his famous play. Bravo!
  • 1 in 30 million (a monologue)
    7 Feb. 2023
    Even lobsters can dream ... right? Lee Lawing's delightful monologue brings us inside the mind of these beautiful creatures (does a lobster have a mind? debatable — but THIS ONE does).
    "One in 30 Million" has a lot to say about lobsters, yes, but also about the struggle to fit in in and the importance of finding your place in the world — even if it's not the place you thought it would be.
  • Southern Family Planning - A Farce
    6 Feb. 2023
    The wordplay in this delightful one-minute piece is hilarious, but the punchline at the end delivers like an atom bomb. "Southern Family Planning" is a great satire that needs to be performed.