Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

“Wait Until Dark” Needs a Flashlight

Reviewed by Amber M. Dillard It was a sparse opening night for Flint Community Players and their production of Wait Until Dark, a suspenseful thriller written by Frederick Knott and directed by Anthony Ennis. Still, it kept us guessing and … Continue reading

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Flint’s REP Brings Theatre of the Absurd to Life in “The Chairs”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Lots of definitions describe what is known as theater of the absurd, but they all agree that this post-WWII art form puts forth the ludicrous, even farcical nature of human life by using confusing, illogical and … Continue reading

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OCP Presents “Marvin’s Room” – A Family Tale

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby It was a dark and stormy night Saturday as we drove out to Owosso to see the OCP (Owosso Community Players) current drama, Marvin’s Room by Scott McPherson. One could comment that the weather was a … Continue reading

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Comedy Opens UM-Flint 2019/20 Season

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby As truth, trust, honesty and their underlying integrity seen to have begun a slide down the proverbial slippery slope of late, perhaps a look at the possible comical consequences that could and often do result is … Continue reading

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McCree Opens New Season in a New Place With “Memphis”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby             To inaugurate their new venue, The New McCree Theatre chose to open this season with the Tony Award winning Memphis, a musical set in the fifties’ South. Based loosely on actual events, this Joe Dipietro … Continue reading

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A Powerful “Rabbit Hole” Opens CCC Season

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby What is it that we fear the most? When asked to write about this in a college class, playwright David Lindsay-Abaire drew a blank. But years later, after becoming a father himself and hearing stories of … Continue reading

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FVP’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is a Theatrical Gem

Reviewed by Jon R. Coggins It was a crisp fall evening as Fenton Village Players kicked off their 2019/2020 season with the light-hearted romp – oops wrong notes – with a serio-comedic dramatic staple – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s … Continue reading

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