The Thursday theater roundup
It's time again for the weekly theater roundup. Some shows are opening tonight and over the weekend, so forgive us if this week's recommendations give you a bit of déjà vu.
Off we go:
- "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" through May 22 in the Road Less Traveled Theatre. From the review: " 'The Goat' is Albee at the top of his game. Every bit of dialogue is imbued with multiple levels of meaning, which mirror the playwright’s desire to build up a sense of bourgeois decorum on-stage only to shatter it with a sledgehammer. Hence his characters’ interest in maintaining precise language (a la 'Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?') amid unimaginable emotional chaos, which provides incredible moments of contrast for actors to sink their teeth into." --Colin Dabkowski
- "Lettice and Lovage" through May 30 in the Kavinoky Theatre. From the review: "Doyennes Anne Gayley and Rosalind Cramer, in reprise. What could be better? British playwright Peter Shaffer’s 'Lettice and Lovage,' one of his rare comedies — but one filled with his customary themes of denial, fantasy and aspiration—has returned to the Kavinoky Theatre after a nearly 20-year hiatus, bringing with it acting icons Gayley and Cramer, the long-ago stars of the first production: the impeccable Gayley as sweetly eccentric Lettice Douffet and the relentlessly precise Cramer as grumpy Lotte Schoen." --Ted Hadley
The cast of "Engaged" at the Irish Classical Theatre Company's Andrews Theatre.