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Theater Review: eMBer Women’s Theater’s Finely Observed and Moving ‘Life Alert’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: eMBer Women’s Theater’s Finely Observed and Moving ‘Life Alert’

Ember Women’s Theatre’s masterful world premiere of Chris Sherman’s Life Alert, directed by Michelle Batt with Vicki Andronis as assistant director, opened at MadLab this weekend.  The play zooms in on Annie (Melissa Bair) as she and husband Ben’s (Jim Azelvandre) retirement is thrown into confusion by Annie’s mother’s (Josie Merkel) need to recuperate after a fall and with some sometimes-worse-than-no-help-at-all help […]

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Theater Review: eMBer Women’s Theatre Returns With ‘Muses: A Short Play Festival’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: eMBer Women’s Theatre Returns With ‘Muses: A Short Play Festival’

eMBer presents their originally announced for 2020 festival, Muses, comprising four new plays directed by Michael Trakas, in one of my favorite not-often-used spaces for theatre, upstairs at German Village institution Club Diversity. As to be expected from new work, it’s a mixed bag but I found a lot to enjoy. The first half of […]

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Theatre Review: Ember Women’s Theatre’s Charming ‘Terms of Endearment’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Ember Women’s Theatre’s Charming ‘Terms of Endearment’

eMBer Women’s Theatre returns to the MadLab space with Terms of Endearment, directed with a sure hand by Michelle Batt with Vicki Andronis as assistant director.  This Terms of Endearment boasts a script by Dan Gordon, adapted from James L. Brooks’ screenplay for his 1983 film based on Larry McMurtry’s novel. It zooms in on […]

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eMBer Women’s Theatre’s Vibrant Love, Loss and What I Wore

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford eMBer Women’s Theatre’s Vibrant Love, Loss and What I Wore

With their second full production, eMBer Women’s Theatre takes on Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Off-Broadway smash Love, Loss, and What I Wore, (adapted from the book by Ilene Beckerman) directed by Michelle Batt. With this second production, the company establishes itself as a vital voice in Columbus theatre. Love, Loss, and What I Wore […]

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