Rehearsal for Murder has theatre’s doubleness right in its title. We’re at a rehearsal, where we get to know both a character in a play and the actor playing that character, and can we always be sure which is which?
Although the women interact throughout, the play is a series of vignettes. Each woman has her own experiences and her own story, all grounded in the same common experience. I think playwright Lauro makes it work pretty well. So do Players Guild’s director Dani Mann and her cast.
Cats opened in London in 1981. At one time, it was the longest running musical in both London and New York. Forty years later, Cats is playing once again at the Fox, where the show still delivers the goods.
Lennon convincingly incarnates each of these ten women. In singing as the five, she does not so much attempt directly to imitate them as to present their manner and style, their essence and their individuality. She is doing amazing work and giving us great pleasure.
After an unavoidable pandemic pause, Cherokee Street Theatre is back with another delightful spoof of Hollywood horror. The company’s latest production is a send up of John Carpenter’s remake of The Thing.