Reviews for Cambiare Productions Performances

Review: Messenger No. 4 by Cambiare Productions

Review: Messenger No. 4 by Cambiare Productions

by Michael Meigs
Published on March 05, 2012

It's high spirited foolery, and you can almost hear Snider exclaiming, "Yeah, and wouldn't it be neat if -- ??" There are plenty of funny but extraneous bits.

And here's the other fraternal twin of the Paper Moon Rep/Cambiare collaboration. ALT always regrets writing 'after the fact' pieces. There's something laudable about setting things down for the historical record, but a theatre friend used regularly to disparage such essays as 'useless reviews.'

 

Perhaps less so in this case. These compatible personalities and theatre companies carried out a new and successful strategy of production.  At a time when others ...

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Review: Orestes by Cambiare Productions

Review: Orestes by Cambiare Productions

by Michael Meigs
Published on August 03, 2009

The director has pushed Gabriel Luna as Orestes to such energy and desperate volume that the character becomes tiresome well before he resorts to the expedient of kidnapping Aunt Helen and holding her hostage (sic).

Hidden Treasures from Afghanistan's National Museum are now on exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the last of several stops in a 15-month tour of the United States. I caught the exhibit in Washington DC last year, but you may have seen it this spring in Houston.A haunting diorama of a barren Afghan plain shows how the unimaginable golden treasures were preserved in hidden subterranean vaults for thousands of years, even ...

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Review: Seven Jewish Children by Cambiare Productions

Review: Seven Jewish Children by Cambiare Productions

by Michael Meigs
Published on March 31, 2009

They use Churchill's words to depict human confusion, adult duplicity and wishful thinking, and the many possible reactions to horror, threat and trauma.

The speech for World Theatre Day written by Brazilian author Augusto Boal was read by Robert Faires of the Austin Chronicle. Boal's comments are brief, but they sum up a lifetime of theatre, political activism and teaching, following his arrest by the Brazilian military government in 1972 and twelve years in exile. Boal's principal concept is expressed immediately in the opening:

 

All human societies are “spectacular” in their daily life and ...
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