Sunday, February 12, 2012
GENTLE REMINDERS FILL "LOOK MA WE'RE DANCING"
By Chuck Graham
Family members may not be the world's most reliable support group, but we always have to remember: home is the place where, when you go there, they have to take you in.
Playwright Janet Neipris and the players at Invisible Theatre celebrate such enduring truths in the world premiere production of her light comedy with a heart, "Look Ma We're Dancing" directed by Gail Fitzhugh.
Susan Claassen is full of feisty confusion as Vi, the intellectual sister of Franny (Susan Kovitz) the sociable sister – the one mom always liked best, at least in Vi's opinion.
Read the entire review here: LOOK MA WE'RE DANCING
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The Invisible Theatre
'Look Ma, We’re Dancing' is gentle Jewish-centric comedy
Play is a funny, acerbic exploration of sibling rivalry
Feb 9, 2012
The Invisible Theatre’s latest play, “Look Ma, We’re Dancing,” is a gently acerbic comedy of sibling rivalry. The protagonists are two grown-up hyper-competitive New York Jewish-American princesses. We watch as they try to reconnect to their individual lives and their sisterhood following the death of their mother — the glue that had held their family together.
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From left, Burney Starks, Susan Kovitz, Susan Claassen and James Blair star in The Invisible Theatre's production of 'Look Ma, We're Dancing.
Vi, played note-perfect and knowingly by IT artistic director Susan Claassen, arrives in Montana to surprise her sister, Franny, played by Susan Kovitz, before Franny’s upcoming wedding…
Playwright Janet Neipris provides a funny, well-written slice of life that feels all too true…
Gail Fitzhugh’s stage direction was clear and takes full advantage of Claassen’s stage-savvy and mugging skills. Also notable is the efficient and effective set design by Claassen and Blair, who is also IT’s associate artistic director. The slick transition of the small IT stage from the Missoula set to the New York set with just a few hinged panels actually earned a round of applause during intermission from the opening-night audience.
Read the entire review here: 'Look Ma, We’re Dancing' is gentle Jewish-centric comedy | The Invisible Theatre: