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“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” Is Funny and Clever

“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” Is Funny and Clever

Glenn Wall as Lawrence, Jamie Lynne Stuart as Christine, and Alex Valentine as Freddie in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Photo by Daniel Fontneau. “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” is a must-see for musical comedy lovers, especially for those who appreciate zany humor. At Cotuit Center for the Arts through July 1, it … Continue reading

“The Cemetery Club”: Love and Death and Laughter

“The Cemetery Club”: Love and Death and Laughter

Pat Farrell, Jody Carman, and Carol McManus chat about life in “The Cemetery Club” at The Barnstable Comedy Club. Photo by Rachael Kenneally. “The Cemetery Club,” at the Barnstable Comedy Club through May 27, is warm and funny, poignant and charming. The play, by Ivan Menchell, is intelligently written, and director Marti Baker brings out … Continue reading

Excelano Project Comes to Couit Center for the Arts

Excelano Project Comes to Couit Center for the Arts

From left, Cortney Charleston, Hannah Van Sciver, Seth Simons, Jillian Blackwell, Victoria Ford, and Richard Thomson. It was part witty and hilarious stand-up comedy, part heart-and-soul-felt reflection on personal experience, part astute observation on life, and all amazing. Six members of the University of Pennsylvania’s Excelano Project brought their spoken word show/poetry slam to Cotuit … Continue reading

“The Fantasticks”

“The Fantasticks”

Published in the Falmouth Enterprise, February 7, 2012. “The Fantasticks,” at Highfield Theatre in Falmouth is a gem of a show:  an enchanting tale about the bumpy road to true love—and growing up.  it has memorable songs, laugh-out-loud humor, and an exuberant cast of characters who are clearly having just as much fun as the … Continue reading

“Happy Endings,” a Comedy about Death

“Happy Endings,” a Comedy about Death

I was particularly curious about Jane Perkins’ one-woman production, “Happy Endings: A Dark Comedy About Seeing the Light,” now at the Cotuit Center for the Arts’ Black Box Theater, not only because it is about that most intriguing and mysterious subject, death, but because Perkins is a hospice nurse. My mother died five years ago … Continue reading

“Christmas Punch”

“Christmas Punch”

December 7, 2011 Wit’s End (Really Lively) Arts Presents A Lively “Christmas Punch” The laughter starts before anyone comes out on stage, as we hear the actors backstage at the Black Box Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, loudly wondering where the rest of the cast is. We smile at a woman’s exasperation … Continue reading