- Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 8:17 am
RIDGEFIELD — The opening night of Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls at The Ridgefield Theater Barn was met with laughter, tears, and a rousing standing ovation. I would advise you to drop everything and order your tickets, pronto.
The best of everything about community theater is in this show. The worst thing about community theater is that the runs are short. Do not miss this.
- Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:34 am
RIDGEFIELD — Oblivion is a play about just that: “the state of being unaware of what is happening.”
Carly Mensch’s carefully crafted story serves to encourage the audience to believe in things that may not be tangible, visible or reliable, yet we all need to have faith in something. Ridgefield Theater Barn is staging only the third production of Oblivion since its premiere in November 2011, and it is well worth seeing for the valuable and uplifting message this play imparts.
- Monday, February 9, 2015 at 2:32 pm
RIDGEFIELD — The opening night of a run of original one act plays at Ridgefield Theater Barn on January 30 proved entertaining and thought provoking. Some of the most whimsical pieces brought home a valuable message. Others were just plain fun.
While somewhat uneven, the audience thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of the plays. Many were very well written, effective and totally captivating.
- Friday, November 21, 2014
RIDGEFIELD — The opening night of Alan Ball’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, celebrated last Friday night at Ridgefield Theatre Barn, was well received by a fully sated, sold out audience. The cabaret style seating lent itself to the camaraderie and intimacy of the piece. We felt like flies on the wall of the bedroom set, so much so that audience members felt compelled to chime in.
- Friday, September 12, 2014
RIDGEFIELD — The Ridgefield Theatre Barn is presenting Diana Son’s Stop Kiss in its fall lineup. The play, under the capable direction of Marla Manning, provides an intimate story of how we choose who we love and how those choices are adjusted by the world around us.
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
RIDGEFIELD — Winner of one of those MacArthur “genius” awards, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, who turns forty this year, is one of America’s most prolific and successful playwrights. Her works are performed on Broadway, at repertory theaters from Yale to Berkeley, and, frequently, on local amateur stages as well.
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
RIDGEFIELD — Once again Ridgefield Theater Barn is warming up the winter doldrums with a special festival of eight short plays that showcase a wide assortment of local talent and keep the audience laughing. Fitting eight “plays” into a time slot normally geared for two acts means that each work must be really short — more along the lines of a television comic sketch, than a complete dramatic work.
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
RIDGEFIELD — If a woman says she wants new shoes, it means she wants a new job. If she says she wants a new house, it means she wants a new husband. But if she says she wants a new car, it means she wants a new life.
This is the message that Maria de Vries, as the slightly daffy but clearly likeable Becky Foster, delivers in Steven Dietz’s slightly daffy but clearly likeable play, Becky’s New Car, currently in production at Ridgefield Theater Barn until December 7.
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Violet Weston (Flori Doyle) reveals some hard truths to her daughter Karen (Maria de Vries) in August: Osage County, which is being given a superb treatment at Ridgefield Theater Barn. Performances continue weekends until October 5.
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
RIDGEFIELD — When four people see a play and then spend the 45-minute ride home arguing about it, and then the next day continue the discussion with family and friends who didn’t get to see it, well that must mean something, doesn’t it?