Review: Teens presenting a superb version of “The Diary of Anne Frank”

OVIEDO — There’s a tendency among us “serious” community theater folks to shun high school productions, perhaps with the mistaken impression that it’s going to be something quaint, thoroughly unprofessional, and valued mainly by parents cheering on their teens. You know how us highbrow types don’t have time for that.… Continue reading

Review: What’s with “The Hound of the Baskervilles”? It’s Pawsome!

ORLANDO — “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” the new production at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, may be the supreme version of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel — supremely silly, supremely goofy, and perhaps one of theater’s great defenders of the bad pun. If you’re tired of theatrical productions of… Continue reading

Roman Polanski’s Holocaust cinema

On the stairs, the shadows from the railing look eerily like the bars in a prison cell. Trelkovsky is carrying two waste baskets of trash, while wearing a set of pajamas that look similar to what Jews wore in the concentration camps. Trelkovsky, a Polish Jew living in France, has… Continue reading

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