R. Pikser is a critic with TheaterScene.com. This account has been auto-generated, and does not indicate that this person is an active member of Show-Score.com. That said, if you "follow" this member, you will automatically be updated whenever s/he writes a new review.
If you are this critic, please see the instructions on how to add reviews, update your profile, or make changes to your excerpts and scores.
"Pomerance uses the metaphor of undeveloped characters repeating their situations over and over, yet trying to find a different path...to pose questions all of us might well ask ourselves...Though the questions are good, they have not been posed as incisively as one would have wished...Pomerance’s heart was in the right place, but the play, like the monologues, like the characters, falls victim to its trope of recursiveness and ends up lacking focus. 'Spin-Off' needs some rewrites." Full Review
"Dunning, the painter and presenter of the evening, speaks to us about the many elements that make up the panels and the painting...Dunning is nothing if not a perfectionist...All aspects of the evening partake of this consummate professional care...The journey we are taken on is like a recursive meditation...Like all good art, this presentation summons magic. The real magic of this evening is the transformative effect it has on the audience." Full Review
"Not only important history but breathtaking performances. A theatrical biography could be tedious, but Laurence Holder’s 20-year-old piece is stunning...The performances of Elizabeth Van Dyke and Joseph Lewis Edwards, recreating their original roles, show the advantages of maturity...The staging of the piece by director Woodie King, Jr. overcame most of the limitations of the very small stage space. We needed very little more than to watch the performers at work." Full Review
“A morality play, each personage representing not a rounded character, but a figure who illustrates a point, for the benefit of the audience...If you partially agree with Reed, the show is funny and you will learn a few things. If you do not agree...you will not be converted, but maybe you will learn something...The show does have some rough edges. As funny as it is, it would be stronger if it were cut. There were at least five endings." Full Review
"An involving murder mystery, but it was, and is, much more...As blazingly relevant today...About race and, at the same time, more than race...The audience can enjoy guessing who the culprit, or culprits, might be...Directed with much care...The only disappointing performances were those of the white officers...Fuller's writing is so strong that it can well withstand less than brilliant performances...Touches our most intimate hopes and terrors, make the play a classic in the true sense." Full Review