Rob Melrose

Brennan Pickman-Thoon, giving a toast at center, plays the title character in The Cutting Ball Theater’s effective “Timon of Athens.” (Courtesy Liz Olson)

Shakespeare’s ‘Timon of Athens’ remarkably timely

“Timon of Athens” is so seldom performed, theatergoers seeing it for the…

 

Ponder Goddard plays a young woman trying to understand the meaning of misery in Cutting Ball Theater’s production of August Strindberg’s “A Dreamplay.” (Courtesy Rob Melrose)

Strindberg’s ‘Dreamplay’ doesn’t feel edgy in 21st century

Sometimes the revival of plays considered avant-garde in the early and mid-20th…

 

Courtesy PhotoWiley Naman Strasser

‘Krispy Kritters’ is chaotic, confounding

Why is “Krispy Kritters,” in the title of resident playwright Andrew Saito’s…

 

COURTESY PHOTOOdd couple: David Sinaiko and Tamar Cohn are superb in Cutting Ball Theater’s “The Chairs

Cutting Ball’s ‘Chairs’ a new absurdist classic

Cutting Ball Theater’s current staging of mid-20th-century French playwright Eugene Ionesco’s “The…

COURTESY PHOTOOdd couple: David Sinaiko and Tamar Cohn are superb in Cutting Ball Theater’s “The Chairs
Courtesy PhotoVivid portrayal: James Carpenter is mesmerizing in Cutting Ball Theater’s production of Strindberg’s “The Ghost Sonata.”

Cutting Ball starts Strindberg cycle with panache

“It’s all a little complicated,” says the Old Man (James Carpenter) to…

Courtesy PhotoVivid portrayal: James Carpenter is mesmerizing in Cutting Ball Theater’s production of Strindberg’s “The Ghost Sonata.”
Forbidden love: Pelleas (Joshua Schell) and Melisande (Caitlyn Louchard) search for her missing ring in Cutting Ball Theater’s provocative production of “Pelleas & Melisande.” (Courtesy photo)Forbidden love: Pelleas (Joshua Schell) and Melisande (Caitlyn Louchard) search for her missing ring in Cutting Ball Theater’s provocative production of “Pelleas & Melisande.” (Courtesy photo)

Cutting Ball Theater’s mesmerizing ‘Pelleas & Melisande’

We’ve come to expect rare revivals of 20th-century plays, original translations from…

Forbidden love: Pelleas (Joshua Schell) and Melisande (Caitlyn Louchard) search for her missing ring in Cutting Ball Theater’s provocative production of “Pelleas & Melisande.” (Courtesy photo)Forbidden love: Pelleas (Joshua Schell) and Melisande (Caitlyn Louchard) search for her missing ring in Cutting Ball Theater’s provocative production of “Pelleas & Melisande.” (Courtesy photo)