Two actors on stage Only one has seen the script The other one is new every night And there is no rehearsal What happens?
Thursday, June 13 @ 8pm: The incomparable Georgia Lyman Friday, June 14 @ 8pm: The indefatigable Alex Simoes Saturday, June 15 @ 4pm: The indefinable Noah Simes Saturday, June 15 @ 8pm: The indubitable Kim Klasner
Thu, 6/20 @ 8pm: The Remarkable Cheryl Singleton Fri, 6/21 @ 8pm: The Redoubtable Margarita Martinez Sat, 6/22 @ 4pm: The Rexalicious John J King Sat, 6/22 @ 8pm: The Revolutionary Margaret Ann Brady
Theatre on Fire presents An Oak Tree June 13 – 22, 2019 Charlestown Working Theatre 442 Bunker Hill Street Charlestown, MA 02129 TOF on Facebook
Trigger warnings: “alternative fact” telling, domestic abuse, discussion of rape, invasion of intimate privacy, crooked politics
Review by Kitty Drexel
(Boston, MA) It’s as if Ronan Noone timed his production of The Atheist with Kellyanne Conway’s “alternative fact” BS on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Noone’s Atheist captures the distasteful spirit of dirty tactics to make the untrue plausible. Trump’s team is gaslighting its way into our heads. Noone shows us how.Continue reading →
(Boston) No matter what you’ve heard, The Whale is not a play about obesity. That may be hard to remember when you see a man drowning in his own corpulent flesh, the junk food wrappers strewn around his apartment serving as a testament to his mortal sin. Continue reading →
(Boston, MA) Each generation lives in fear of war, conflicts, pain, and death. Each person has to choose how they are going to react to the conflict. Mortal Terror addresses this puzzlement in Elizabethan garb. Rowdy writers, absolute rulers, and crazy conspirators throw words back and forth until every character must face his own compass and decide on where he stands.
Will Shakespeare, the toast of Renaissance England’s theatre scene, gets the opportunity to write a play to legitimize King James’ rule. Continue reading →
Steve Yockey’s afterlife: a ghost story should be subtitled an evening of one acts. While both acts of the play contain the same characters and themes, the familiarity ends there. Act I displays a realistic, yet mundane evening between a grieving couple; they are packing up the beach house where they used to live. They talk around the subject of their son’s death, but other than some yelling and “crying” they really remain stuck in one place until their house is washed away. Act II portrays a fantasy world (somewhere between heaven and hell) where the Danielle, Connor, and their son work out their grief. They receive the assistance of a postman, a proprietress, another ghost, and a bird puppet. afterlife: a ghost story has potential to transform into an interesting play if the first act removes ninety percent of its action and the second act has the chance to develop more fully. Continue reading →