REVIEW: “Broadway Bound” at Oldcastle

by Gail M. Burns From his perch in 1986, Neil Simon looked back to 1947 and wrote a play about the future. All the characters in Broadway Bound, the final installment in his quasi-autobiographical trilogy of plays about the Jerome family, is teetering on the verge of the precipice of change. The young people, sons…

REVIEW: “Sex With Strangers” at Capital Rep

Sex, Books and the Internet by Barbara Waldinger In November, 1965 and again in July, 1977, New York City suffered major electricity blackouts.  Nine months after these events, there was a noticeable increase in the birth rate.  Not surprising.  Among other explanations, it seems that when people are cut off from communication from the outside…

REVIEW: “How To Pray” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Macey Levin How to Pray by Michelle Carter is a quirky and sweet play with several provocative propositions. It is receiving a tight and well-tuned production at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, New York. Faith (Susan Slotoroff) has reluctantly agreed to be a surrogate mother for her brother and sister-in-law.  They, however, have…

REVIEW: “Old Turtle and the Broken Truth” from Rebel Playhouse

by Roseann Cane The Brooklyn-based educational theater company, Rebel Playhouse, visited Troy’s Arts Center of the Capital Region recently to present their musical allegory, Old Turtle and the Broken Truth. I attended their first show, at 7:30 on a Friday evening, and exited the theater feeling seriously frustrated. I was frustrated because I had thoroughly enjoyed this delightful show,…