Review: Boseman, Davis play right notes in ‘Ma Rainey’

Chadwick Boseman in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." When word broke that Chadwick Boseman had died of cancer on Aug. 28, 2020, the world gasped in shock. Boseman was riding high, with his marvelous work on “Black Panther” catapulting him to global stardom. Then word came that he had a final movie in the can, a … Continue reading Review: Boseman, Davis play right notes in ‘Ma Rainey’

‘I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti’: a not-unbiased-sort-of-review-but-not-really

Ramona Young stars in BCP's "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti" through April 24. Photo by Pete Churton Beaumont Community Players, opened the doors April 9 for its first live performance in 13 months with “I Loved, I Lost, I made Spaghetti,” a one-woman show written by Jacques Lamarre, based on Giulia Melucci’s memoir … Continue reading ‘I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti’: a not-unbiased-sort-of-review-but-not-really

Review: LU’s ‘Twelfth Night’ is joyful fun

Liz Freese's excellent set for Lamar University's "Twelfth Night." As we slowly emerge from the darkness that is the global pandemic, it is time to return to the darkness that is live theater. Lamar University’s latest production is a bright light that offers a chance to wallow in the sensory splendor of watching actors interacting … Continue reading Review: LU’s ‘Twelfth Night’ is joyful fun

Review: ‘The Good Doctor’ has prescription for laughs

BEAUMONT, Texas — The theater is rocked by the sound of a loud sneeze, droplets splattering the back of an unsuspecting head. But don’t worry, we are told, it’s not a real sneeze. And so live theater returns to Beaumont with Lamar University’s production of “The Good Doctor.” Director Joel Grothe, and the fine ensemble, … Continue reading Review: ‘The Good Doctor’ has prescription for laughs