Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Theatre Review: ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ is a win

Theatre Review: ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ is a win

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union REDWOOD PARK – My phone pinged the other night, with the text “Hiya Sweetie? Think you’ll be around SoHum later?” With the missus looking over my shoulder, I texted back, “Can’t make it. Netflix & chilling with my wife.” Followed by, “Oh, and wrong number.” Yeah, my bit of catfishing

Theatre Review: Play on! Twelfth Night

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union REDWOOD PARK – “Love thoughts lie rich when canopied with bowers,” remarks Duke Orsino (played by Plays in the Parks Executive Director Calder Johnson), gesticulating to the overshadowing canopy of conifers in Arcata’s Redwood Park in the first act of Twelfth Night. Orsino speaks true, as SkyClad Theater’s annual productions

There's Nothing Not To Like In As You Like It

Lauraine Leblanc Eye Arts Scrutinizer After a seven-year drought, Shakespeare returns to Redwood Park in a fun and frolicsome production of As You Like It.  One of Shakespeare’s more feminist plays, As You Like It features a heroine in male drag, Rosalind/Ganymede (ably played by Alyssa Rampel). Banished from the court of the Duke who

It Would Be A Mistake To Miss Dell'Arte's Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors proves to be an ideal vehicle for Dell’Arte’s company of actors to play to their strengths. The broad clowning and slapstick physical comedy is ably pulled off by the entirety of the ensemble, with notable performances by Andrew Eldredge and Jerome Yorke pantomiming each other as the twin Dromios.