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

Of Canine, Feline, and Humankind at Williamston Theatre

By Daniel Skora There’s an old truism that says there are dog lovers and there are cat lovers, and never the twain shall meet. That might not always be the case, however, especially when the issues are much more complicated than simply the kind of pets you’d want to share your house with, as they … More Of Canine, Feline, and Humankind at Williamston Theatre

Time Dances through a Decade and Two Lives at Williamston

By Daniel Skora There are a couple of figurative dances going on in Joseph Zettelmaier’s new play, “The Decade Dance”, currently being presented by the Williamston Theatre. The first is the larger dance of the political and cultural events of the 1970’s, the decade that forms the play’s time span and which gives it its … More Time Dances through a Decade and Two Lives at Williamston

“Too Much…” Grief Makes Good Drama at Williamston

By Daniel Skora Expressions of grief can be as numerous and as varied as the individual person who is grieving. In “Too Much, Too Much, Too Many”, the current show at Williamston Theatre, the character Rose (Brenda Lane) has locked herself in her room and refuses to either come out or speak to anyone. Rose … More “Too Much…” Grief Makes Good Drama at Williamston