REVIEW: “She Loves Me” at Capital Rep

by Roseann Cane When was the last time you left a theater feeling exuberant, even beguiled? For me, it was about 24 hours ago, right after Capital Repertory Theatre’s opening night of She Loves Me. I’m still smiling. She Loves Me originally opened on Broadway in 1963 with a star-studded cast that included Barbara Cook,…

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,…

REVIEW: “American Buffalo” at Dorset

by Roseann Cane In 1975, 27-year-old up-and-coming Chicago writer David Mamet submitted American Buffalo to Chicago’s Goodman Theater. The play would make its way to Broadway, where it would win the New York Drama Critics Circle award for Best American Play of the 1976-77 season, and establish Mamet as a distinctive and important contemporary playwright.…