You-review-it Monday

April 15, 2013
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For me, the weekend included trips to the Phoenix Theatre for "Clybourne Park," the Indiana Repertory Theatre for its season-closing "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and to Butler University for its student-generated "Lunar Revolution 2.0." Earlier in the week, I was able to catch "42" at the movies and rewatched Terrence Malick's "The New World" in anticipation of seeing his latest film, "To the Wonder."

More on most of those soon.

In the meantime, share what you experienced over the weekend. Catch any of the above? Or see the ISO's "The Rite of Spring"? The Ai Weiwei show at the IMA? Kevin Kling at Storytelling Arts? 

What was on your weekend A&E menu?

Your thoughts?

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  • Weekend show
    Travelled to Chicago to see the pre-Broadway opening of Big Fish the Musical. While the movie is "larger than life" the musical did its best to live up to expectations. Kate Baldwin and Norbert Butz were the two big-named stars of the show. There were some great parts to the show and some really lacking parts. I think they need to make everything—no pun intended—bigger; the characters, the music, the set. I am sure the time off from the preview will give the writers time to fix everything and have a great show to hit Broadway this fall. All-in-all I was pleased with the show. Can't help it that it was at the Oriental Theatre, which puts the Murat to shame. With a capital S.
  • Weekend Review
    Saturday evening visited the Basile Theater /Indy Fringe to see the Laramie Project performed by young actors (mostly in their teens). They did an outstanding job. We are blessed to have such talented, dedicated young actors in our midst.
  • IRT rocks Shakespeare
    The IRT's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is fantastic. True to the Bard's original, but with some very clever twists, too. Some new faces in the cast, but many old friends too. We are going to see it again next week.
    • If only I could write...
      in iambic pentameter, I would craft a response that says I completely agree with your critique of the show. I literally laughed out loud more than a few times, and thought the whole production was stellar. I hope others will go see it, and not be afraid that it's Shakespeare.

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