The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth by Callie Hutton (2 star ratings)DNF @25%
I was never fully invested in this one. The writing seemed fine, but the romance was not starting in a convincing way. The suspense was OK. This just may not be the sort of story for me, because it’s possible I could understand the character’s motivation with further background revelations. BUT I cannot forgive the heroine who didn’t want to go to the police when a child was poisoned (resulting in sickness, not death) and her first instinct was “no, they might start asking questions about my background.” Which, btw, as far as the reader knows is that her former employer may have reported that she stole a bracelet that she didn’t steal. NOPE. I’m done.
*I received an ARC of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was such a captivating performance I felt like I was completely in the story. The actors were We picked this theater in the neighborhood of our hotel in Magnificent Mile and it was awesome. My husband and I attended the world premiere of the play, Mr. The set was innovative, the use of shadow puppets and real puppets was creative.
Michigan Ave. When: through Feb. There are only two live actors, Samuel Taylor and Lindsey Noel Whiting, who play the itinerant Victorian-looking storytelling couple of the title, and in the course of about minutes they tell us their own story, as well as unraveling the mystery of the disappearance and death of the Big Bad Wolf, in the process touching on many fairy tales, both familiar and obscure. They also reveal nuggets of wisdom that are, of course, as applicable to real life as to fiction. We are each the hero of our own story, as most of us already realize, but how that story is told can be as important as what actually happens. The ending can vary, too, and may not really matter all that much.
Hara masterfully spins a love story out of fairytales. He sprinkles in mystical time travel. He casts it to perfection with Lindsey Noel-Whiting Mrs. And voila…a beautiful, whimsical charmer! The show starts with the engaging Noel-Whiting speaking directly to the audience. On a stage cluttered with bare canvasses, Noel-Whiting begins telling the story. She reflects on her husband chronicling what he would do if he were present.
[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Review”] A World Premiere. Written & Directed by Doug Hara. Projection Design by Mike.
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Lookingglass Theatre sure knows how to mount a little show — a two-hander actually into a complex superbly staged piece of emotional storytelling. This engaging show features the love story of a dedicated storyteller Mr. Pennyworth -Samuel Taylor and his mate, Mrs. Pennyworth — Lindsey Noel Whiting. These folks share love for each other and love for storytelling. Is is dead or just missing.