Composure Succumbs to “Carnage” at Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora The Purple Rose is presenting “God of Carnage”, a show that’s become both a theatrical treasure and an audience favorite. The play, written by Yasmina Reza and translated from the French by Christopher Hampton, tells the story of two sets of parents who meet to resolve a playground altercation involving their sons. … More Composure Succumbs to “Carnage” at Purple Rose

“Vino Veritas” Serves Up a Spirited Truth at Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora Honesty may not always be the best policy in real life, what with the feelings of other people a necessary consideration. But if comedy is your goal, requiring everyone to tell the truth is a great premise for bringing out the laughs. Purple Rose Theatre is presenting David MacGregor’s “Vino Veritas”, which, … More “Vino Veritas” Serves Up a Spirited Truth at Purple Rose

Love and Science Collide in “Smart Love” at The Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora The flash of lightning and the deep rumble of thunder that open “Smart Love”, the current presentation of The Purple Rose Theatre, at first hardly seem necessary. It never bothers to rain, and the sense of foreboding that usually comes with stormy weather doesn’t quite fit a play that begins with a … More Love and Science Collide in “Smart Love” at The Purple Rose

Love and Romance a Difficult Proposition At Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora The Purple Rose Theatre opens their 26th season with the World Premier of Carey Crim’s “Morning After Grace”. The play is a comedy about the difficulties involved in pursuing a romantic relationship when previous ones have not produced the kind of personal fulfillment one had hoped for. By the looks of it, … More Love and Romance a Difficult Proposition At Purple Rose

Mornings Begin Punctually at Seven in Purple Rose’s Latest

By Daniel Skora Art is never created in a vacuum. In some form or fashion, it’s reflective of the time and the place in which it was created. Yet truths can be found in artistic expressions no matter where or when they were created because all have to some degree a concern for the human … More Mornings Begin Punctually at Seven in Purple Rose’s Latest

New “Gaps in the Fossil Record” Forming at the Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora They are known as the Lovers of Valdaro. Their skeletons were found during an archeological dig near Verona, Italy in 2007 and are judged to be around 6,000 years old. The two figures lay in what has become an eternal embrace, their skulls face-to-face mere inches apart and their limbs intertwined. Though … More New “Gaps in the Fossil Record” Forming at the Purple Rose