James is a deftly wry combination of Napoleon Dynamite and Sweat Lodge 12’s Wilderness Explorer Russell from Pixar’s “Up.”
Despite all of the stellar aspects, the show belongs entirely to Rachelle Wood as Mabel Normand. Wood dazzles as “Nelly, the kid from the deli,” striking the often clandestine middle ground between naïve temptress who doesn’t know her own potential and flirty superstar
With the ease and charm of a seasoned philosophy prof, Dubac knits his waking dream with a lightning fast observations about a world built on perceptions and cliches
“For me, the most fun part was learning the accent. The character is from Liverpool, and I’ve always been fascinated with dialects,” said Noonan, who’ll interpret for several performances at the Vintage. “It’s really important to match the affect of the actor and match the pace. Those are challenges for me.”
“This is definitely a new dynamic,” said Robards, who moved her studio from Denver to Aurora last year. She relocated after landlords in an up-and-coming neighborhood decided they could make more money from a different tenant and kicked her out. “Art organizations go in when nobody wants to be there, and then the arts get kicked out when everyone wants to be there”
Even with its very heavy New York context, the show offers universal themes about love, family, homecomings and community.
The Vintage Theatre has extended the run of “RFK,” a production that’s earned across-the-board praise from critics (including myself). The drama will run through Feb. 24 at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. The one-man show starring James O’Hagan Murphy and directed by Terry Dodd explores the life and legacy of Robert F. […]