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  • Theater Review: ‘Five Women’ Is Not Just For The Girls

    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.

  • Theater Review: ‘Stop Kiss’ Offers A Tender Journey Through Needless Violence AT Theater Barn

    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.

  • Theater Review: Ruh’s ‘Clean House’ Is Good In Ridgefield, But Don’t Expect Funny

    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.

  • Theater Review: An Excellent Collection Of One Acts In Ridgefield

    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.

  • Theater Review: Theater Barn Gets Great Mileage Out Of ‘Becky’s New Car’

    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.

  • Theater Review: ‘August: Osage County’ In Ridgefield Even Better Than Original In New York

    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.

  • Theater Review: Marvelous Performances In Theater Barn’s ‘Oleanna’

    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?

  • Theater Review: A Pleasant, Updated "I Do! I Do!" In Ridgefield

    A night out doesn’t always end well for Michael (Philip Hahn) and Agnes (Stephanie Sands) in I Do! I Do!, weekends through June 29 at Ridgefield Theater Barn. Newtown Bee Theater Reviewer Julie Stern, like many around her during a recent performance, very enjoyable.