Issue #201 — Season Openers Abound!
In this week’s issue of Hitting The Stage…
Staff Reviewer Laura Clark Greaver takes in the outdoor theatre experience of UHM’s Antigone in Standing the Test of Time. The season opener, an Ancient Greek classic by Sophocles and adapted by Greg Banks for audiences middle school to adult, is part of a new development this year where the Department of Theatre and Dance’s shows will be held “out of the box,” beyond the walls of Kennedy Theatre. Antigone plays until September 25 on the lawn next to the theatre.
Guest Staff Reviewer Wil Kahele reviews TAG — The Actors’ Group’s season opener in Heating Up the Best Man. The 1960s play by Gore Vidal is as timely as ever this election season as the various campaigns continue their race to the White House. The play, which one cast member described as being more about “desire, passion, competitive nature” than actual politics, also plays until this Sunday, September 25.
Community Reviewer Ron Heller submits “You Shoulda Been There,” a mini-review specifically for our Rants and Raves section, on Manoa Valley Theatre’s season opener, It Shoulda Been You. The musical comedy by Brian Hargrove & Barbara Anselmi, about a wedding that goes awry, is a Hawai‘i premiere, and plays until October 2. Send us your reviews of any shows to firstname.lastname@example.org, and no matter the word count, we’ll post them!
And speaking of writing reviews, please do consider becoming a critic for HTS by filling out our HTS Reviewer Application. It’s free and very simple to complete. Or, if you’d rather review on your own but don’t know where to begin, HTS has made the writing process streamlined by providing the HTS Review Questionnaire. See some theatre, and then use the questionnaire to send us your thoughts on the show!