REVIEW: “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at Oldcastle

by Gail M. Burns The minute that Sarah Corey makes her entrance as Neil Simon’s indomitable matriarch, Kate Jerome, Oldcastle Theatre Company‘s production of Brighton Beach Memoirs you know who’s in charge here. This is Corey’s second Oldcastle turn as Kate, having played an older iteration in Broadway Bound in 2017, and for those of…

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: “Moonlight and Magnolias.”

by Gail M. Burns Moonlight and Magnolias, currently on the boards at Oldcastle, centers on a story related in William MacAdams’ 1990 biography of Oscar-winning screenwriter Ben Hecht. A scene-setting quotation from MacAdams: “At dawn on Sunday, February 20, 1939, David Selznick … and director Victor Fleming [who Selznick had pulled away from shooting The…

Oldcastle Presents Comedy “Moonlight and Magnolias”

Why was the movie version of Gone with the Wind heading toward disaster and how was it saved? That question is answered in hilarious fashion in Ron Hutchinson’s  comedy, Moonlight and Magnolias opening Friday in the Oldcastle Theatre‘s production that is a dream come true for both film buffs and anyone who enjoys a good…