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'Late Night Catechism' plays it too safe

At the risk of sounding like a cynical critic, does the world really need another show about a cutely strict Catholic nun barking dogma in her classroom? Entertainment Events Inc. apparently thinks so. Not only have they delivered us the current...

Actors make bare-bones 'boom' shine

Olde English Productions' "boom" - about two people in a lab apparently trying to survive a post-apocalyptic world - is one difficult script, and director Gus Langley is up to the challenge. Author Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's story clarifies the...

'Addams Family' a disaster despite great cast

"  'The Addams Family' is a popcorn musical," someone commented to me. Yeah, stale popcorn. But it should be noted that this touring version of the much-altered 2010 Broadway show features a competent cast. I enjoyed being in their company for 2½...

From set to cast, 'Rabbit Hole' top-notch

When you first enter the Black Box for Nevada Conservatory Theatre's "Rabbit Hole," you're met by an intriguing representation of a quality home. The detail - a hanging television set, hanging cooking pans, a full laundry basket, a sink area that...

'Rainbow' reaches lunatic gold in second act

I was ready to run away after the first act of Las Vegas Little Theatre Studio's "Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar & Grille." But then the second reached a fine, lunatic pitch and I was glad I braved the storm. Bruce Graham's 1979 script...

'Glengarry Glen Ross' more comedy than drama

Do men and women in our society talk the same? Director Ruth Pe Palileo would have us think so, but I think she's dead wrong. She's taken one of the most testosterone-laden scripts - David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" - and turned it into a women-...

End of 'Art' can't come soon enough

College of Southern Nevada's "Art" is only 70 minutes long, but those 70 minutes go on for days. Yasmina Reza's 1998 Tony-winning play (translated by Christopher Hampton) is a fast-moving, curious comedy (sort of) that deals with an irresistible...

Production flaws mar amusing 'Golf'

If you go into Speeding Theatre - Over 55's premiere production expecting a classroom exercise, there's a decent chance you'll have a good time. The new troupe is an extension of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' now-defunct senior adult theater...