“Three Sisters” Presented by Clarence Brown Theatre at the Carousel

As a part of a spate of Anton Chekhov related events around the city in the next month, “Three Sisters,” the play by the Russian playwright and short story writer has its second preview tonight and officially holds its opening night on Friday. The new version by Libby Appel is directed by Michael Fry and […]

Clarence Brown Theatre Launches “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Urban Girl and I had a lovely outing last Friday night to Clarence Brown Theatre’s new production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” If I heard the phrase, “Oh My God!” once, well, I heard it a bunch. She spent the weekend quote and reliving scenes and loved meeting the stars including “Peter Pan,” after the […]

Outside Mullingar Opens Tonight at the Clarence Brown Theatre

The second half of the 2016/2017 season at Clarence Brown Theatre opens tonight with “Outside Mullingar.” Billed as a romantic comedy, the play is directed by Kate Buckley and was written by John Patrick Shanley. In it’s 2014 Broadway run, it was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and was nominated by other groups […]

Clarence Brown’s Production of “Violet” Marks the Beginning of the 2016-17 Season

Clarence Brown Theatre begins its fall season with a production of “Violet,” with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. Based on the short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim by the excellent writer, Doris Betts. As is the case with all excellent writing, the surface story here isn’t the only story as the main […]

Titus Andronicus at the Clarence Brown Theatre

Thought to be perhaps William Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus has not fared well over the years. Often out of fashion and thought to be an inferior work, the play also drew criticism for gratuitous violence. Recent decades have seen a reversal of critical views of the play – perhaps paralleling our increasing tolerance for […]