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FET’s “My Personal Hell” Is a Slice of Heaven

FET’s “My Personal Hell” Is a Slice of Heaven

February 20, 2014

BY JOHN BONAZZO THEATRE CRITIC Any play that includes the line “He’s deader than a Puritan bedroom” would get points for originality if nothing else. Thankfully, My Personal Hell, student playw...

‘The Correspondent,’ an off-Broadway drama, in Review

‘The Correspondent,’ an off-Broadway drama, in Review

February 12, 2014

By NICOLE HORTON The Correspondent, written by Ken Urban and directed by Stephen Bracket, is an off-Broadway drama. The play is running at The Rattlestick PLaywrights Theatre in the West Village from Jan. 19 until Mar. 16. The entir...

Verbal Essences Has First Show of the Semester

Verbal Essences Has First Show of the Semester

February 6, 2014

By Allegra Howard Fordham’s spoken word group Verbal Essences performed two successful shows last weekend at the Blackbox Theater. The spoken word group held its first open mic of the year last Friday...

A Midwestern Crime Saga, From Screen to Stage

A Midwestern Crime Saga, From Screen to Stage

November 26, 2013

By JOHN BONAZZO THEATER CRITIC Audiences may do a double take when they enter the theater for the Fordham Experimental Theater (FET) production of Fargo. To bring home the wintry ambience of this adap...

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder in Review

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder in Review

November 20, 2013

By JAMES DEMETRIADES Staff WRITER The first half of this Broadway season is off to a rough start. Musicals like Big Fish and First Date failed to win the acclaim that so many shows desire, and both will close by the beginning of January. The season has also had its bombs, including Soul Doctor and Let...

A Complex Greek Tragedy, Starkly Staged

A Complex Greek Tragedy, Starkly Staged

November 20, 2013

By JOHN BONAZZO STAFF WRITER For the production of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, the Theatrical Outreach Program (TOP) trimmed away all the frills and gave this classically tragic story room to breathe. This production did not give the audience a ‘complex.’ Instead, thanks to shrew...

Irony Abounds in New Mimes Show

Irony Abounds in New Mimes Show

November 13, 2013

By JOHN BONAZZO STAFF WRITER The Mimes and Mummers faced a seemingly insurmountable obstacle when the rights to their planned second slot show, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, were revoked less ...

FET’s Fargo Adaptation: Homage to the Coen Brothers

November 6, 2013

Filed under Culture, Review, Theatre

By DANIEL FINNEGAN STAFF WRITER “Films like Fargo are why I love the movies,” said Roger Ebert, in his glowing review of the 1996 classic. A comical and sometimes shockingly violent police procedural, Fargo, written and directed by the Coen brothers, brims with a cast of quirky and unique characters that have provided numerous hilarious quotes and references for its fans. In the spirit of fandom, for the past mont...

Mimes’ ‘Legally Blonde’ Showcases Fresh and Veteran Talent Alike

October 9, 2013

Filed under Culture, Theatre

By JOHN BONAZZO STAFF WRITER When the curtain first rises on the Mimes and Mummers’ latest production of Legally Blonde, a sense of dread may overtake more jaded theatregoers. Framed in shadow, a gaggle of teenage girls hold fashion accessories and glossy magazines. When they start singing the opening number, a catchy tribute to consumerism — “Omigod You Guys” — the feeling that you are watching a brainless, cand...

Pretty in Pink, on the Hunt for Love as a Lawyer

October 3, 2013

Filed under Culture, Theatre

By JOHN BONAZZO When the curtain first rises on the Mimes and Mummers' latest production of Legally Blonde, more jaded theatergoers may be filled with dread. A gaggle of teenage girls is framed in shadow, holding fashion accessories and glossy magazines. When they start singing the opening number, a catchy tribute to consumerism — “Omigod You Guys” — the feeling that you are watching a brainless, candy-colored f...

F.E.T. Preparing For “A Boat on the Shore”

F.E.T. Preparing For “A Boat on the Shore”

September 25, 2013

By TALIA BOYER CONTRIBUTING WRITER “Good theater is when you forget you’re watching a scripted performance, getting lost in the story and relationships of the people onstage. This show has tha...

Mimes and Mummers casts ‘Legally Blonde’

Mimes and Mummers casts ‘Legally Blonde’

September 19, 2013

By GISELLE ESPINAL CONTRIBUTING WRITER Blonde hair. Dashing men. A unique fashion sense. Add some singing and dancing and what do you have? No, not a rendition of Miley Cyrus’ life. You have Legally B...

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