REVIEW: “Witness for the Prosecution” at The Theater Barn

by Gail M. Burns It breaks my heart to have to inform you that The Theater Barn has mounted  a ponderous and shabby production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. Contrary to popular opinion, critics do not salivate at the prospect of writing negative reviews. We want every production to represent the best of…

REVIEW: “The Mousetrap” at The Theater Barn

by Gail M. Burns The original London production of The Mousetrap, which opened in 1952, is STILL running; and there are endless amateur stagings every year all around the world. But if you’ve managed never to see it, this production at The Theater Barn is your opportunity to enjoy a fine mounting of this classic…

REVIEW:”Nunsense” at the Theater Barn

by Gail M. Burns As a theatre critic I am required to roll my eyes when a Nunsense show (there are nearly ten of them) is mentioned. The first iteration, currently playing at The Theater Barn, is 32 years old, and its age is beginning to show. But I still secretly relish the opportunities these…