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Theatre Review: OSU Theatre’s Heathers for Fans Only

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: OSU Theatre’s Heathers for Fans Only

OSU opened a lavish production of Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe’s adaptation of the cult classic ’80s dark comedy Heathers: The Musical directed by Mandy Fox on Thursday. Unfortunately, the production is so strong it lays bare faults in the original material more than it obscures them. As in the movie it’s based on, Heathers: The Musical  […]

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Theatre Review: Grim, Muddy History Lesson in OSU’s Forbidden Zones

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Grim, Muddy History Lesson in OSU’s Forbidden Zones

Forbidden Zones: The Great War, which opened at OSU’s Roy Bowen Theatre on Wednesday, is an example of the expansive lens the resources of a university can lend a history-based work of theatre. Unfortunately, it also feels like a case of collaboration taken to the extent of a point of view getting lost. The work ends […]

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OSU’s Whimsical “7 Ways to Say I Love You” Runs Through February 18

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford OSU’s Whimsical “7 Ways to Say I Love You” Runs Through February 18

Buzzy playwright and theatre historian Adam Szymkowicz’s collection of shorts dissecting love and its challenges, 7 Ways to Say I Love You opened Thursday in a charming production directed by Kevin McClatchy. Unfortunately, sometimes charm is all the source material has going for it, and that charm has a tendency to wear thin. Six actors portray all […]

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