Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Freeline Media Review: “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)”

ORLANDO — If there’s one thing that the holiday production at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater amply proves, it’s that the Christmas season has, for centuries, inspired writers, filmmakers, animators and other storytellers to create their own holiday epic, aimed at happily entrancing audiences into the spirit of the season. If there’s one thing that guides [...]

Polanski and the supernatural: the horror of evil

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the release on Nov. 13, 1967 of director Roman Polanski’s movie The Fearless Vampire Killers. As the director has noted in numerous interviews and in his autobiography, “Roman by Polanski,” the making of this film marked one of the happiest times in his life, while the film’s release was [...]

Freeline Media Review: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”

ORLANDO — The Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s production of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” attempts two very interesting challenges — both, I think, successfully. The first is to take a very literate script (adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson) that manages to [...]

Freeline Media Review: “Phantasmagoria VII: The Cards They Are Dealt.”

ORLANDO — If it’s October, it’s a safe bet that Central Florida will do its best to get people into the Halloween spirit. It’s hard to imagine the month going by without Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, for example, or the availability in Altamonte Springs of A Petrified Forest, the watch-out-behind-you field of marauding [...]

Freeline Media Review: “Party”

ORLANDO — The plot set-up for “Party,” the play now being performed at the Footlight Theatre in Orlando, feels familiar at first, vaguely similar to one of the earlier gay-themed plays, Mart Crowley’s “The Boys In The Band.” Set in the apartment of gay roommates Kevin and Peter, there are drinks, chips and card games [...]

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