Non-Registered Critics: Pauline Adamek


The Mother of Henry

A gorgeous new play written by Evelina Fernández is now running at The Los Angeles Theatre Center in Downtown LA. Presented by The Latino Theater Company, The Mother of Henry combines magical realism with harsh truths as it focusses on the interactions between five employees in the returns department at Sears, circa 1968.

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The Cripple of Inishmaan

McDonagh's play is, for the most part, populated with clichéd, two-dimensional characters, but thanks to Steven Robman's excellent direction, his superb cast do the best they can with this flawed but entertaining tragi-comedy. Matthew Grondin gives an endearing and sensitive performance as Billy, the eponymous central character which, unsurprisingly, is the most well-defined of them all.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Apart from the aggravating overacting, performances are reasonably good, though the hunched posture of Gene Gillette as the boy's father seems an odd choice. Adam Langdon is good in what much be a challenging and taxing role. I didn't really enjoy it, yet The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is nevertheless an interesting play and an arresting production.

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Under the fine direction of Garry Hynes (important to note that she's a female director and one of the co-founders of Druid) there are great performances from the cast of four, especially from the two leads played by Marie Mullen and Aisling O'Sullivan...

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