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The Circuit Playhouse Begins New Year with SWEAT Photo The Circuit Playhouse Begins New Year with SWEAT
by Julie Musbach - Dec 27, 2018

The Circuit Playhouse, in partnership with super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, offer the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner as its first play of the new year.

DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF: A PARODY Comes to The Circuit Playhouse; B Photo DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF: A PARODY Comes to The Circuit Playhouse; Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

When a mysterious invitation brings Blanche DuBois back to New Orleans, she finds herself once again face-to-face with the smoldering Stanley Kowalski. They are soon joined by luckless salesman Willy Loman and hard-drinking couple George and Martha, and suddenly all bets are off. Add a folksy Stage Manager and the comic genius of The Second City team, and the question becomes: Will the American theatre ever be the same?

DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF: A PARODY Opens Friday Photo DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF: A PARODY Opens Friday
by Julie Musbach - May 31, 2018

When a mysterious invitation brings Blanche DuBois back to New Orleans, she finds herself once again face-to-face with the smoldering Stanley Kowalski. They are soon joined by luckless salesman Willy Loman and hard-drinking couple George and Martha, and suddenly all bets are off. Add a folksy Stage Manager and the comic genius of The Second City team, and the question becomes: Will the American theatre ever be the same?

DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF: A PARODY Comes to The Circuit Playhouse; B Photo DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF: A PARODY Comes to The Circuit Playhouse; Begins 6/1
by Alan Henry - May 11, 2018

When a mysterious invitation brings Blanche DuBois back to New Orleans, she finds herself once again face-to-face with the smoldering Stanley Kowalski. They are soon joined by luckless salesman Willy Loman and hard-drinking couple George and Martha, and suddenly all bets are off. Add a folksy Stage Manager and the comic genius of The Second City team, and the question becomes: Will the American theatre ever be the same?

DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF: A PARODY Comes to The Circuit Playhouse Photo DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF: A PARODY Comes to The Circuit Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - May 2, 2018

When a mysterious invitation brings Blanche DuBois back to New Orleans, she finds herself once again face-to-face with the smoldering Stanley Kowalski. They are soon joined by luckless salesman Willy Loman and hard-drinking couple George and Martha, and suddenly all bets are off. Add a folksy Stage Manager and the comic genius of The Second City team, and the question becomes: Will the American theatre ever be the same?

The Circuit Playhouse to Present HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

In Cyprus, Texas, all good children are taught to obey the teachings of the bible in order to avoid Satan's evil grip. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man's puppet takes on a mind of its own with consequences that no one could have expected. Described by The New York Times as "disturbing as it is uproarious,"  this hilarious fast-paced comedy features a foul-mouthed sock puppet named Tyrone who shows us that sometimes our deepest and darkest desires can fit like a glove. P.S. This show may feature puppets, but it is absolutely not for children. Seriously. You'll thank us later. 

The Circuit Playhouse to Present HAND TO GOD
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 23, 2017

In Cyprus, Texas, all good children are taught to obey the teachings of the bible in order to avoid Satan's evil grip. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man's puppet takes on a mind of its own with consequences that no one could have expected. Described by The New York Times as "disturbing as it is uproarious,"  this hilarious fast-paced comedy features a foul-mouthed sock puppet named Tyrone who shows us that sometimes our deepest and darkest desires can fit like a glove. P.S. This show may feature puppets, but it is absolutely not for children. Seriously. You'll thank us later. 

BWW Review: ORPHEUS DESCENDING at the Evergreen
by Austin McLellan - Jun 21, 2016

The New Moon Theatre Company brings a fresh serving of Tennessee Williams to Memphis. ORPHEUS DESCENDING, directed by Gene Elliot, opened last weekend at the Evergreen Theater.

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Memphis' RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 13, 2015

A 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist fresh from off-Broadway, the regional premiere of Rapture, Blister, Burn, by Gina Gionfriddoushers into the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis and runs April 3 - 19, 2105.

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis' RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN - 'Blistered Sisters'
by Joseph Baker - Apr 13, 2015

While watching the Next Stage production of Gina Gionfriddo's RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Theatre Memphis, I was reminded of John Van Druten's screenplay for the 1943 Warner Brothers film OLD ACQUAINTANCE. It was one of those 'women pictures' which provided thespic opportunities for the likes of actresses like Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins, who, in fact, were the lead players in this particular film. In their youth, the two women had been friends, but as their paths parted in life, the Davis character, brittle and alone, became a critically acclaimed (if financially challenged) author, while the Hopkins character, finally penning a bestseller (trash that it is, it rakes in the 'big bucks'), jealously desires what Davis has. I couldn't help thinking, if Gionfriddo's RAPTURE had fallen into the hands of a director like Vincent Sherman, I could see Davis as the 'Catherine Croll' character, who, despite national recognition and an evidently fulfilling career, begins to have doubts about her life choices. (If you've ever seen the famous car scene in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's ALL ABOUT EVE, also starring Davis, you'll hear the character of stage actress 'Margo Channing' lament what a woman gives up when she devotes herself entirely to a career: I wonder if this very scene influenced Ms. Gionfriddo in her characterizations.) The other character, 'Gwen,' would obviously have been given over to Hopkins, who would have shone as the once promising woman who jettisoned her own burgeoning promise to marry 'Don Harper,' who once had been Catherine's intended (George Brent, anyone?).

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Comes to Next Stage at Theatre Memphis, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

?A 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist fresh from off-Broadway, the regional premiere of Rapture, Blister, Burn, by Gina Gionfriddo ushers into the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis and runs tonight, April 3 - 19, 2105.

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Comes to Next Stage at Theatre Memphis, 4/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

?A 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist fresh from off-Broadway, the regional premiere of Rapture, Blister, Burn, by Gina Gionfriddo ushers into the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis and runs April 3 - 19, 2105.