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Private Lives -- Walnut Street Theatre

Kathleen Wallace slides into Noel Coward bons mots with a delicious subtlety that contrasts well with her nimbly gymnastic and diabolically satirical takeoff on Merce Cunningham-Martha Graham modernism when a dance record we expect to bruit the big band sounds of Bix Beiderbecke turns out to be a contemporary ballet score by Igor Stravinsky. 2,282 more words

Theater Reviews

Reading the World's Diary

Multiple lives.
Public lives, the life we live out in the world –
work, school, family, friends, online, etc. 239 more words

Connecticut ~ Review: "Private Lives" at Hartford Stage

by Steve Gifford, Contributing Critic

There are few plays in the English language that are more deliciously witty and outrageously funny than Noel Coward’s “Private Lives.” It’s the 20th century British playwright at his very best as he imagined the most improbable of honeymoon disasters followed by what surely must be the quickest and widest pendulum swings between passionate love and intense hostility ever experienced by a divorced couple, at least on stage. 501 more words


#HartfordHasIt: Weekend Arts Guide

No plans this weekend? No worries! Hartford has enough shows to keep you entertained and satiate your artsy appetite. If exploring the arts and culture was one of your New Year’s resolutions (and if it’s not, it ought to be!), then you’ll want to start with this guide. 461 more words


Rachel's Theatre Highlights of 2014

Private Lives, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

14th February – 8th March

Francis O’Connor’s spectacular designs were worth the ticket price alone for this sparkling Noel Coward comedy. 273 more words