Recommended by Claudia Haas

  • ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
    24 Jan. 2021
    Hoke does a beautiful job of strengthening the themes and loves in this classic. Her rendering of the relationship between Anne and both Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert is a thing of beauty and often overlooked. Do not overlook this updated version that stays true to its roots.
  • Adorable Kitten Image Collapse
    24 Jan. 2021
    At last! Internet trolls face consequences. Witty and silly and a balm for these times.
  • Reykjavík
    24 Jan. 2021
    Reykjavik: transient, longing, magical, frightening. Tales of truth, of humanity, of wishing, and of mystery combine for a fit-full dream of hope and loss. Achingly theatrical, the play offers connections amid the disconnects of ordinary and extraordinary lives.
  • Forget About Me
    24 Jan. 2021
    There have been landmines for teens and their parents throughout the ages. In Hansen’s two-hander, a mother and daughter explore these landmines and some cold, hard truths - and that truth is a landmine in itself. The banter is fast and furious but take your time in the read. Forget About Me contains a multitude of thought-provoking themes - each worthy of consideration. As I read it, I saw it - it would be riveting onstage.
  • The Window
    23 Jan. 2021
    So there is no exit and cat and fish may as well be friends. Why not? But why? Nothing in common. But they’re together. One is prey but why not? Life in a fishbowl - why is that not life. Who knows? Cat and fish don’t. Read the play. Maybe you’ll know. Or maybe you’ll just be entertained.
  • Two Girls
    23 Jan. 2021
    “She’ll never be alone again.” Every two minutes. Every two minutes! Women emerging from the woods every two minutes. Sparse, quick, and laser-sharp, the play is a powerful glimpse into assault and surviving. The haunted, lucky ones who get to survive. You won’t easily let go of this play.
  • The Christmas Tree Farm
    23 Jan. 2021
    Christmas tree stories are the best. Scary-dogs-are-going-to-kill-you Christmas tree stories are even better. What is the season if not family adventures? A rollicking Christmas adventure best told at night with hot cocoa and the wind and dogs howling. Great fun.
  • The Grandfather Paradox
    23 Jan. 2021
    A creative look at bullying and its underlying causes. There are strong roles for every middle school actor with an arc for each role. The sci-fi aspect surrounding this themed play lightens the tone and makes the play relatable to young performers and their audiences. For a class that is investigating bullying, the play is a good porthole into the topic.
  • Grown-Ass Louis, a ten-minute play
    23 Jan. 2021
    Grief comes in waves. Walsh explores how the passing of time only makes the remembrances more poignant. Part fable, part fantasy, Grown-Ass Louis gives the audience moments to process their losses. Everyone can connect to Louis. Everyone can smile at the adults trying to explain grief. Everyone is and knows Louis.
  • ME DIRECT
    23 Jan. 2021
    I guarantee that you will never again go to a campsite or hike the woods without looking for Harper, Alex, and Lonny. Me Direct has me dreaming of creating works (and wigs!) for our woodsy thespians. An ode to what theatre gets right (even when it doesn’t). Theatre is e.v.e.r.y.w.e.r.e. I am thankful to Carnes for reminding me of that.

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