Political Beliefs Ripe for a “Taming” at Williamston

By Daniel Skora In 2016, Lauren Gunderson was the most produced living playwright in America…and with good reason. Her plays are witty, intellectually stimulating, and contain strong female characters. As far as theatres are concerned, they’ve a practical side too. A good many of her plays are written for a cast of two to four … More Political Beliefs Ripe for a “Taming” at Williamston

“Murder For Two” a Feast for Many at Williamston

By Daniel Skora Though the invitation seems suggestive of a small, intimate affair, “Murder For Two”, the musical comedy currently being presented at Williamston Theatre, is anything but. The number of possible suspects in the murder of famous mystery novelist Arthur Whitney numbers in the double digits. Whitney took the bullet that done him in … More “Murder For Two” a Feast for Many at Williamston

1984 + 101 Equals Frightening Future at Williamston

By Daniel Skora George Orwell may very well yet be proven right: governments may come to control not only our every action but our thought processes as well. What he didn’t get right was that freedom dies slowly, and his novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, which was published in 1949, gave the process leading to total control … More 1984 + 101 Equals Frightening Future at Williamston

Two Sisters Have Dramatic Reunion at Williamston

By Daniel Skora It’s George Bernard Shaw to whom the sentiment “It’s a shame that youth is wasted on the young” is usually attributed. Had Mr. Shaw given his creative juices free rein the day he wrote that little gem, he could very easily have followed it up with this: “It’s a shame that riches … More Two Sisters Have Dramatic Reunion at Williamston

Beware “The Nerd” If He Shows Up At Your Door

By Daniel Skora Playwright Larry Shue died much too young at the age of 39. But he left us with two comedies that have become classics of the American stage. Both plays are crowd pleasers and can frequently be found on the performance schedules of many types of theatres. It was “the Foreigner” that brought … More Beware “The Nerd” If He Shows Up At Your Door

“Summer Retreat” No Place to Relax in Annie Martin/Williamston Theatre Gem

By Daniel Skora “Life is so tough…” Joan Rivers once said in one of her monologues, “… you better laugh at everything”. And she might have added “everything” includes death, as long as it’s somebody else’s or it takes place in a murder mystery or some other fiction. Williamston Theatre is currently presenting “Summer Retreat”, … More “Summer Retreat” No Place to Relax in Annie Martin/Williamston Theatre Gem

it’s All Theatre’s Best of the 2015/16 Season

By Daniel Skora One of the disadvantages of writing for a newspaper is that much of what the reader sees and reads of an author’s work has been determined by someone other than the person who wrote the article. Word count, positioning, availability of space for pictures, deadlines, the title that goes above the review, … More it’s All Theatre’s Best of the 2015/16 Season