Bas Bleu Explores The Lunacy Of Burying A Loved One
Reviewed by Tom Jones January 26, 2020
Bunny Best has taken her beloved dog out for a walk in time to see the Gay Day Parade. A probably drunk chanteuse on one of the floats reaches out to the dog, tipping over the 500-pound amplifier and herself on top of Bunny Best, who does not survive. The dog survived as did the chanteuse who has named herself “Pina Colada.”
Bunny’s two adult sons, Hamilton and Kyle, take the news with very different responses. Hamilton appears to be heartbroken. The more practical Kyle, a realtor, is too busy trying to sell a condo to concern himself with much else. And perhaps he is not so grief stricken as his mother has confided in him alone that her health is deteriorating. Thus we meet the Best Brothers, Hamilton portrayed by Jeffrey Bigger and Kyle, played by Kevin Crowe. Continue reading The Best Brothers Are Not Best Of Friends→
Bas Bleu Offers AThoughtful Tale Of 1940s Americana
Reviewed by Tom Jones December 8, 2019
In late December of 1940 a young man, Raleigh, and a young woman, May, meet on an overcrowded train heading east from Los Angeles. Although both are from rural Kentucky, they have never met before and are enroute to a lifetime of change. Raleigh is still wearing his uniform, after leaving the service just a few hours before boarding the train. He received a military discharge after having been diagnosed as an epileptic.
Times they are a changing! Or are they? Playwright Alfred Uhry received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1988 for “Driving Miss Daisy, “dealing with the relationship between an elderly Jewish widow and her black chauffeur. Uhry’s semi-biographical play begins in Atlanta, Georgia in 1948 and is based on the later years of Uhry’s grandmother, Daisy.
Popular Theatre Venue Celebrates Music of James Taylor
Review by Tom Jones June 20, 2019
talented singers combine with an equally professional band to provide a fond
farewell to audiences of Midtown Art Center this month. Their renditions celebrating the music of the
legendary James Taylor, Carole King, and Carly Simon were warmly received by
audience members making their final visits to the theatre.