Bob Goepfert

Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Common’s Of Pensacola"

Sep 22, 2015

LATHAM - There are certain plays that read much better than they play on stage. My guess is that is why “The Common’s of Pensacola,” a first play by actress Amanda Peet, was produced by the prestigious Manhattan Theater Club in 2013 and was selected to be the fall production at Curtain Call Theatre in Latham.

In “God of Carnage,” the play starts with parents discussing the “uncivilized” behavior of their two 11-year old boys who get into a fight at the school playground. The “civilized” parents are meeting to see what lessons the children can gain from the experience.

  ‘Shipwrecked,' being produced by Saratoga Shakespeare at the back box theater at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, is a very theatrical event in which three actors play 25 roles and create a number of locales with minimal scenery and costumes.  It’s an often funny work that is deliciously performed and imaginatively staged.   

The humor is not always laugh out loud, but it always charming enough to bring a smile to your face.  

The other night I went to the theater in Glens Falls and a rock concert kept interrupting the play. To be clear, the music interrupted the drama it did not intrude on it.   But to be blurry, neither did it always enhance the story.

Williamstown, Mass.  – He’s known throughout most of the world as Vincent Von Gock but in the United States he’s Vincent Van Gogh.

ALBANY -   Last year Park Playhouse lost half its outdoor performances because of the rain. This year the audience cheers and applauds as the stage at the amphitheater in Albany’s Washington Park is pelted by a rain storm.

SARATOGA SPRINGS:   The production of “Dido and Aeneas,” which is performed outdoors in the courtyard of the Museum of Dance in Saratoga, leaves no doubt that the company’s new Artistic and General Director, Lawrence Edelson, is taking Opera Saratoga in a new direction.  Thankfully, it is a promising direction.

GLENS FALLS:    The play “Kalamazoo” which is at Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls through Saturday is a delightful and funny play that is also quite wise.

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Kinky Boots" At Proctors

Jun 18, 2015

SCHENECTADY – Not all plays have titles that perfectly prepare you for what you are going to experience.

Anton Chekhov often complained that the comedies he wrote were often turned into serious dramas by actors and directors.