StageWest’s play isn’t about roosters

Theatre Review by Michael Morain, Des Moines Register mmorain@dmreg.com 3:45 p.m. CST January 19, 2015 Photo: Adam Bartelt/Special to the Register When theater critics for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times reviewed earlier productions of Mike Bartlett's funny, feisty new play, neither paper chose to publish its actual…

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Zombies, Families, Light and Magic

Theatre Review by John Domini, City Veiw 11/12/2014 For the people who put together “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,” the show must feel like going home. For those who watch it, home may never feel the same. “Neighborhood 3” at StageWest brings together the same crew that mounted the show…

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StageWest presents dystopian ‘Neighborhood 3’

Neighborhood 3 photo by Adam Bartelt

Theatre Review by Michael Morain / Des Moines Register  mmorain@dmreg.com So what happens when the teenagers playing their zombie-slashing video game get confused and start slashing up stuff in real life? That's the basic question in Jennifer Haley's dystopian "Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom," which StageWest rebooted this weekend at…

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‘Carrie’ – a most unlikely musical delivers

A Theatre Review by John Busbee October 9, 2014  StageWest Theater Company opens its 2014-2015 Season with its enthusiastic challenge: delve into a word of bold plays, be part of the adventurous audiences. Carrie the musical returns us to StageWest’s earlier season-opening signature of beginning with memorable musicals: Urinetown: The…

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