Bonnie & Clyde: the human side of the outlaws

Marilyn Hart as Bonnie Parker and Adam Stordy as Clyde Barrow. —Richard Pettibone

Adam Peck’s one-act play Bonnie & Clyde attempts to show the human side of the two murdering criminals whose dastardly deeds evolved from headline news stories to a full blown myth. Peck, an Englishman, put his own spin on this notorious American couple who were willing to cut their lives ...

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Town Players make ‘Hating Hamlet’ fun

Jordan Rose Lee and Stephen Saxton in a scene from the comedy ‘I Hate Hamlet,’ which opened last weekend at the Town Players of Newtown Little Theatre. —Michael Stanley

It’s easy to be drawn to Paul Rudnick’s comedy “I Hate Hamlet” even before the play begins at the Little Theatre, Newtown. Just knowing a little about some of the fascinating background to this play immediately intrigues readers. Rudnick actually lived in actor John Barrymore’s New York ...

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A ‘New World’ at the Warner

Loosely tying a cycle of songs together, Jason Robert Brown’s music and lyrics manage to capture the progression of some of life’s cycle in “Songs for a New World” at the Warner Theatre in Torrington. Under the excellent direction of Katherine Ray and superior music direction by Dan Koch, the ...

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Westport Country Playhouse’s Sing for Your Shakespeare is superior

Seated, Stephen DeRosa, Karen Akers; standing, Britney Coleman, Constantine Germanacos, Laurie Wells, Darius de Haas in the world premiere musical revue, “Sing for Your Shakespeare,” June 3 - 22, at Westport Country Playhouse. —Carol Rosegg

“Sing For Your Shakespeare,” currently playing at the Westport Country Playhouse is a most witty, enchanting, and superb musical revue. Here is a 90-minute, no-intermission production that is so good, one wishes it would go on longer. How often does that happen? Leave it to Mark Lamos, artistic ...

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Milford’s Eastbound Theatre has a treasure in ‘To Gillian on her 37th Birthday’

Deanna Hartog of Westport and Emily Pisarra of Milford in Eastbound Theatre's production of To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday.

Sunday, June 8, was Pirates Day in Milford.  Throngs of people wearing eye patches and pirate headdress filled the sidewalks and streets of Milford center.  The town was alive with excitement. All of this has to do with the 300-year-old story of Captain Kidd’s connection to Milford and rumors ...

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Marlene Dietrich backstage: What’s the point? at Sherman Playhouse

Katherine Almquist as Marlene Dietrich. —Joseph Russo

In Pam Gems’ play “Marlene,” now at the Sherman Playhouse, Sherman, several key elements are missing. First and foremost, the play has no plot. Secondly, it has no life; therefore it does not qualify as a slice-of-life play. This is quite simply a look at what Marlene did backstage before a ...

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‘The Last Five Years’ at Long Wharf: Breaking up a marriage is hard to do

Adam Halpin and Katie Rose Clarke in 'The Last Five Years.'

Divorce is talked about so matter-of-factly these days that it’s easy to lose sight of the pain that couples go through during the disintegration of a marriage. Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years” at Long Wharf Theatre is mostly a sung-through musical that captures the heartache Cathy ...

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