BOTTOM LINE: A serviceable yet emotionally distant revival of Brian Friel’s pensive comedy on leaving home.
If we’re to believe all those old adages, our home is an important place. It’s where the heart is. There’s no place like it. And, perhaps most significantly, it’s where our story begins. So what are we to do when we want to start these stories over, when we crave a fresh beginning and a new lease on life? In Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Brian Friel’s 1964 comedy currently being revived by T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre, the answer is simple: look towards the city of brotherly love....
BOTTOM LINE: A sufficiently chilling, though not quite riveting, adaptation of Henry James’ classic ghost story, presented in the beautiful historic Morris-Jumel mansion.
Busy costume designer Travis Boatright has a lot going on these days. You can see her work in the upcoming musical Royal Fables, presented by Libra Theater Company at the Access Theatre starting October 30th. We learned about her background, her influences, her love of Disney princesses, and her (somewhat incongruous) tendency to work with blood and gore.