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Theater review: “The Winter’s Tale” by Montford Park Players and Warren Wilson College

The collaboration between Montford Park Players and the Warren Wilson College theater department of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is part Shakespeare and part wild Gypsy bazaar. It’s also all fun and totally enthralling, making this the second successful team up Montford has done in the past few months (after teaming up with The Magnetic Theatre […]

BET Henry VIII

Smart bets: Henry V

Wedged between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, the ultra-nationalistic Henry V is the perfect choice to launch The Montford Park Players’ 42nd season of free Shakespeare in the park. The play — a tale of one man’s quest to be king — pairs humor, drama and romance with “some of the most patriotic […]

Keep up the great job

I am writing this letter about the great job that the Montford Players do. They do a great job doing Shakespeare plays. Montfod park players is a must-see. The staff and actors are very down to earth and easy going. I would recommend to anyone who loves theater to check them out. I can almost […]

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Review of A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens was never one to shy away from good old-fashioned sentimentality, but his A Christmas Carol is downright shellacked with it. Stage versions of the story typically either give it one more half-hearted buff, or try somewhat desperately to scrape away the goo with a little irony. Now, however, we may rightfully speak of a third option: Cram the whole damn thing into The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and populate it with Children of the Corn. Oh, and throw in a little cross-dressing for good measure.

Xpress Scrooged a few facts

Thanks for the beautiful cover photo and the article about Montford Park Players' production of A Christmas Carol ["An Old Tale with a Heightened Malevolence," Dec. 7 Xpress]. I wish to advise you of an error in the text. Please note that Paul G. Clarke has never played the role of Scrooge in any of MPP's […]

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Dauntless performs Dracula at the Masonic Lodge

While the theatre-going experience is, first-and-foremost, about the play, there’s certainly something to be said for ambiance. And, in the case of Dauntless Productions’ performance of Dracula, I have to recommend the play to anyone with even a passing interest in Halloween/vampires/things spooky/the Masonic temple. See this show — which runs through Saturday, Oct. 30 — if only for the experience of being in the appropriately spooky auditorium of the Masonic Temple.