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Shakespeare show lights up on stage

By | May 2, 2012

Ending Ithaca College’s Main Stage season is the adaptation of “Measure for Measure,” the exciting and wildly humorous play by William Shakespeare.

‘Broke-ology’: Family drama hits home

By | Apr 11, 2012

Midwestern African-American family, the soothing sounds of soul music and the love of a good game of dominoes, put them together, and you have the Kitchen Theatre Company’s latest production, “Broke-ology.” The play, written by

‘Red Light Winter’: Passionate play radiates desire

By | Feb 29, 2012

Under the flashing lights of Amsterdam’s Red Light District, two friends unwittingly begin a love triangle that will change their lives. Boundaries blur in “Red Light Winter,” Adam Rapp’s passionate play currently showing at the Kitchen Theatre Company. Long-time pals Davis (Jesse Bush) and Matt (Eric Gilde) are both writers. Davis is an on-the-rise, self-centered…

‘Mitzi’s Abortion’: Comedic show bears truth

By | Feb 22, 2012

“Mitzi’s Abortion” by playwright Elizabeth Heffron, put on by The Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca, offers a humorous and moving exploration of the ethics, religion and politics of late-term abortion. Meet Mitzi (Dayna Joan), a 22-year-old with an army husband and a happy accident — a baby on the way. However, the news is quickly undermined by…

Complex comedy fails to answer call

By | Jan 26, 2012

Soon after arriving at his job one morning, Lee Fountain yells, “Call me Waldo!” and recites line after line of the American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson’s thoughts. This man is not insane. After reading Emerson’s works, Lee (Matthew Boston), a descendant of Emerson, takes on the classic writer’s persona in the Kitchen Theatre Company’s comedy…

‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’: Victorian-era satire plays up puzzles

By | Dec 7, 2011

Audiences step into the Victorian home of Lord Edgar Hillcrest and Lady Enid Hillcrest to solve “The Mystery of Irma Vep” in the Kitchen Theatre’s latest production.

‘The Light in the Piazza’: Charming cast glows in heartwarming musical

By | Nov 10, 2011

There’s a light — or several, rather — in Dillingham Center at Ithaca College this week.

‘Neat’: Actress showcases layered talent

By | Nov 2, 2011

Director Sara Lampert Hoover’s production of “Neat” at the Kitchen Theatre shines as a complex American coming-of-age story with a set that consists of only a few hanging pictures, a wardrobe with two outfits and a cast of one woman.

Jarring production misses the mark

By | Oct 12, 2011

From the dreary small towns of Washington to the highly charged deserts of Iraq, “Plumfield, Iraq,” Ithaca College’s first theater production of the season, flits between the duality of right and wrong, and effectively portrays one character’s state of mind, but fails to create a connection to its other themes.

Grounded acting fails to move story

By | Oct 5, 2011

“In the Company of Dancers,” the latest production at the Kitchen Theatre, is a complex theatrical performance that combines narrative and motion, but fails to accurately portray the life of a woman with one simple goal — to dance.

Outdoor play replants old emotions

By | Sep 21, 2011

While Cornell University’s adaptation of “The Cherry Orchard” brings the more than 100-year-old classic outdoors and presents its complex script in English rather than in Russian, it manages to convey the pain of loss and the strength of family with a timeless grace.

Simple play reflects complex themes

By | Sep 7, 2011

After years of working to become professional actors, The Kitchen Theatre’s newest cast must play amateurs — learning to act.