SCRT’s "God of Carnage" unleashes inner caveman

(Brian Kamps, Danny LeMache, Daniela Kaplun and Kayla Ryan Walsh square off in God of Carnage) Cynthia Berresse Ploski Art Correspondent The Chronicle-News (originally published in the 7/27/18 edition of The Chronicle-News) Without this summer’s superlative cast and adept direction by Jamie Billings, the Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre’s brilliant diamond of a comedy God of Carnage, opening last Friday, might have just been a lump of coal. After all, what is so funny about four people having a verbal slugfest for 90 minutes? Ah, but such depth, meaning and serious, social comment swims just below the surface of this entertaining, bubbling cauldron! Although the author, Yasmina Reza

SCRT’s "Evita" tells compelling story of Argentina’s first lady

(Juan and Eva Peron as portrayed by Danny LeMache and Jacquie Jo Billings) Cynthia Berresse Ploski Art Correspondent The Chronicle-News (originally published in the 7/13/18 edition of The Chronicle-News) Eva Peron’s ambition was her downfall. Just as once in its lifetime a salmon successfully swims against the current upstream to spawn, Evita’s hard won lifetime journey to fame and political power was a success. She captured the fanatical adulation of the Argentine people, running for vice president of Argentina at the side of her Presidential spouse, Juan Peron, in 1951; but was forced to withdraw due to illness. And like the salmon, which at the culmination of its life journey to repro

SCRT’s summer season splashes into "Fly By Night", a delightful production.

(Raul Andres Ramirez as Harold, in the delightful musical fable Fly By Night) Cynthia Berresse Ploski Art Correspondent The Chronicle-News (originally published in the 6/25/18 edition of The Chronicle-News) This deeply meaningful and delightfully presented musical fable written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Kim Rosenstock, is like a refreshing swimming pool on a hot day. People can enjoy jumping in at whatever depth is appropriate to their comfort level. By cannon-balling into the deep end, one can plunge into a thinly veiled metaphysical story about the Human Condition. But on the other hand, one can enjoy simply splashing in the delightful stories, songs, and comedy presented onst

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