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The Importance of Being Earnest - With Wilde's classic comedy produced so many times that it's hard not to stifle a yawn at the idea of yet another production. Therefore you can't fault director David Hyde Pierce for wanting to give his version a new twist. That twist came courtesy of Damon Runyon the creator of those famous "dem guys and dolls." . . . Read More
Dr. Ruth, All the Way -As regular Curtainup readers know, plays with just one performer holding the stage aren't exactly my favorite things. Yet, every now and then along comes a new addition to this genre that completely upends my reservations about having an actor suddenly start talking to me, turning me into the co-star and, usually a telephone into a critical plot detailing device. Dr. Ruth All The Way which just opened at Barrington Stage's newly re-named second stage, the St. Germain Stage in honor of the company and Mark St. Germain's frequent and immensely successful collaborations, is exactly such a mind changer . . . Read More