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Susan Haubenstock

Susan Haubenstock

Susan Haubenstock has written theater criticism since 1989, first for the Stamford (CT) Advocate and then for the Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch. She has an MA in theater from the University of Illinois. She is a founding member of the Richmond Theater Critics Circle and a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, and she always goes to the theater hoping to be thrilled.




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BWW Review: WALLED IN at Firehouse Theatre PhotoBWW Review: WALLED IN at Firehouse Theatre
Posted: Jun. 15, 2021


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at Firehouse Theatre PhotoBWW Review: KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at Firehouse Theatre
Posted: Feb. 19, 2021


BWW Feature: VA REP NAMES CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTORS PhotoBWW Feature: VA REP NAMES CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Posted: Jan. 25, 2021


BWW Review: RICHMOND'S 2020 ARTSIES AWARDED at Richmond Theatre Critics Circle PhotoBWW Review: RICHMOND'S 2020 ARTSIES AWARDED at Richmond Theatre Critics Circle
Posted: Sep. 22, 2020


BWW Review: THIS BITTER EARTH at Richmond Triangle Players PhotoBWW Review: THIS BITTER EARTH at Richmond Triangle Players
Posted: Feb. 19, 2021


BWW Feature: SOQUEER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL at Richmond Triangle Players PhotoBWW Feature: SOQUEER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL at Richmond Triangle Players
Posted: Dec. 30, 2020


BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO VIOLET at Cadence Theatre Company In Partnership With Virgi PhotoBWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO VIOLET at Cadence Theatre Company In Partnership With Virginia Rep
Posted: Jun. 23, 2020


BWW Feature: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY at Firehouse Theatre PhotoBWW Feature: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY at Firehouse Theatre
Posted: Jul. 23, 2020


BWW Review: WALLED IN at Firehouse Theatre
June 15, 2021

Richmond's Firehouse Theatre, which has presented live theater throughout the pandemic, now presents the world premiere of 'Walled In,' with material from Thoreau's 'Walden'

BWW Review: 4000 DAYS at Richmond Triangle Players
May 3, 2021

Richmond Triangle Players has had occasional live productions going through the pandemic, but its new '4000 Days' is the first in-person show for many newly vaccinated theatergoers. The socially distanced, masked patrons in the audience seemed happy to be in a theater at all, but '4000 Days' is only a mild inducement to come back.

BWW Review: KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at Firehouse Theatre
February 19, 2021

Firehouse Theatre's production of 'Krapp's Last Tape' brings thing too-rarely-produced masterwork to brilliant life with the collaboration of director James Ricks and actor Alan Sader.

BWW Review: THIS BITTER EARTH at Richmond Triangle Players
February 19, 2021

Harrison David Rivers' play focuses on a loving partners Neil, a white BLM activist, and Jesse, a black writer.

BWW Feature: VA REP NAMES CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
January 25, 2021

Experienced theater artists Katrinah Carol Lewis and Steve Perigard have been selected as co-artistic directors of Virginia Repertory Theatre for the next six months.

BWW Feature: SOQUEER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL at Richmond Triangle Players
December 30, 2020

Richmond Triangle Players has announced the five winners of its inaugural SoQueer Playwrights Festival. The biennial festival of LBGTQ+ works will begin with a competition among these five for a final winner that will receive a year in development with the theater.

BWW Review: RICHMOND'S 2020 ARTSIES AWARDED at Richmond Theatre Critics Circle
September 22, 2020

Richmond's TheatreLAB won ten awards and eight went to Virginia Rep in the 13th annual Artsies, presented virtually for the first time.

BWW Feature: NEW PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES SITELINES BLM at Cadence Theatre Company
August 13, 2020

Cadence Theatre's site-specific Sitelines initiative will be extended in a community partnership to create Sitelines BLM.

BWW Feature: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY at Firehouse Theatre
July 23, 2020

A new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' is presented both live and streaming by Firehouse Theatre.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO THRILL ME at Richmond Triangle Players
June 23, 2020

Back in the Fieldens Cabaret days, Richmond Triangle Players put on an affecting production of the Leopold and Loeb musical 'Thrill Me.'

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO VIOLET at Cadence Theatre Company In Partnership With Virginia Rep
June 23, 2020

A spectacular small musical I adored, and a spectacular big one I missed.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO SHAKESPEARE HISTORIES at Richmond Shakespeare
June 23, 2020

I would never have made the effort to see all Shakespeare's history plays on my own. But Richmond Shakespeare made it easy--and wonderful!

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO SPRING AWAKENING at Virginia Repertory Theatre
June 4, 2020

I love that Virginia Rep had the guts to produce 'Spring Awakening' in 2012. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to see it again.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO SIDE SHOW at Swift Creek Mill Theatre
June 5, 2020

I remain awed by Swift Creek Mill's production of 'Side Show.' the 1997 musical focused on the real-life story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins born in 1908 who were exhibited as circus freaks and then became vaudeville stars.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO FACING EAST at Richmond Triangle Players
June 5, 2020

In 2010, Carol Lynn Pearson's 'Facing East' was the perfect show to usher Richmond Triangle Players into their own home.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO 'AMERICAN IDIOT' AND 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' at Firehouse Theatre Project And 5th Wall Theatre
June 4, 2020

Peak summer wackiness resulted when Firehouse did 'American Idiot' and 5th Wall did 'The Toxic Avenger.'

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO THE FULL MONTY AND DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Barksdale And Virginia Rep
June 4, 2020

The two Richmond productions of David Yazbek's musicals made outstanding memories.

BWW Feature: A Mash Note to MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM AND MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Richmond Shakespeare
May 27, 2020

Memories from some Richmond Shakespeare shows of yore that remain clear in my heart but maybe not so much in my head.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Firehouse Theatre Project
May 26, 2020

Thinking about 'The Late Henry Moss,' the Sam Shepard play that won the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle award for Best Play in 2008.

BWW Review: MASH NOTE TO THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT AND CORPUS CHRISTI at Henley Street Theatre Company And Richmond Triangle Players
May 20, 2020

Two related selectionsa?"a?oeThe Last Days of Judas Iscariota?? and a?oeCorpus Christi.a?? And one that got awaya?"a?oeGrand Concourse.a??



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