(Boston) In the second show of their seventh season, called Ambition & Sacrifice, Bad Habit Productions continues to create theatre in small spaces that convey big ideas. At a grueling two hours without intermission in a studio theatre, this production feels at times like a test of endurance for the audience and the three person ensemble. Continue reading →
Since 1999, the Chicago-based dance ensemble theater company, Lucky Plush Productions, has sought to marry humor and movement. The Chicago Tribune has not been shy with its praise, describing the company as “full of amusing, varied and tireless dancing by a troupe of dancers who ably double as comics.” During the weekend of March 8th, Lucky Plush will bring its combination of wit and whimsy to Boston with The Better Half.
The show is described as an adaptation of the cult-classic noir film, Gaslight (1944). In the movie, following the murder of her aunt, a woman is manipulated into believing she is mentally unstable. Most would wring this concept for parody and stop there. The Better Half, however, promises to energetically take this plot and mine it for humor, heart, and surprising turns. It drives to comment on tension in domestic relationships and the claustrophobia of contemporary living. The mix sounds promising. Continue reading →