Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

  The most popular American playwright in history was, easily, Neil Simon, and comedic master’s best play, according to many critics, gets a revival at Oldcastle Theatre as the company presents “Brighton Beach Memoirs” opening Friday  July 12th.      Fifteen year old Eugene, modeled on Simon himself, is preoccupied with sex, and the Yankees, a writer-to-be,…

REVIEW: “Red” at Oldcastle Theatre Company

by Gail M. Burns “What do you see?” is both the opening line and the penultimate one in John Logan’s play, Red, now on the boards at Oldcastle Theatre. The difference between the fine arts – painting and sculpture – and the performing arts – theatre and dance – is that the former have a…

Oldcastle Season Opens with Revolutionary New Play

     THE ALMOST TRUE AND TRULY REMARKABLE ADVENTURES OF ISRAEL POTTER, a new play based on a true story and a Herman Melville novel opens Oldcastle Theatre‘s 47th season Friday, June 15th.      Adapted by Joe Bravaco and Larry Rosler, this ensemble piece for six actors, tells the story of young Israel Potter who is farming in the…

REVIEW: “Broadway Bound” at Oldcastle

by Gail M. Burns From his perch in 1986, Neil Simon looked back to 1947 and wrote a play about the future. All the characters in Broadway Bound, the final installment in his quasi-autobiographical trilogy of plays about the Jerome family, is teetering on the verge of the precipice of change. The young people, sons…

Oldcastle Theatre Presents “Broadway Bound”

Oldcastle Theatre‘s 46th regular season comes to a close with Neil Simon’s warm and wonderful comedy Broadway Bound opening Friday September 29th and running through October 15th. Simon, America’s favorite playwright, has authored several autobiographical works such as Chapter Two and Barefoot in the Park. Broadway Bound tells the interwoven stories of Simon and his brother Danny’s beginnings as…

Theresa Rebecks’s “Mauritius” Comes to Oldcastle Theatre

Lovers of black and white thirties film noir  or those who appreciate” skillfully written mystery plays such as Deathtrap or fans of Mametesque tough talking, somewhat sleazy  characters with one foot in the underworld should run to Oldcastle Theatre to see Theresa Rebeck’s flirting with disaster thriller Mauritius opening Friday July 21. Stamp collecting is far…