Review

“Countess Bathory” is a Startling, Intimate Tragedy

On the invitation of playwright, performer, and erstwhile genius Jared McDaris, the Fella and I found ourselves attending a Friday night performance of the new Elizabethan tragedy, "Countess Bathory." Written in iambic pentameter, styled after Shakespeare's finest twisted looking-glass stage stories of human ambition, revulsion, and misfortune, "Bathory" is staged in the very intimate space… Continue reading “Countess Bathory” is a Startling, Intimate Tragedy

Geek, Review

“Fight Quest” is an Otherworld-ly, Excellent Adventure

Maybe it's just me, but a good bit of stage combat does wonders for my appreciation of a show. I also happen to love a slight element of unpredictability - the need to ad lib within a story thanks to an unexpected twist or element. I furthermore enjoy fantasy, adventure, and the passionate work of… Continue reading “Fight Quest” is an Otherworld-ly, Excellent Adventure

Disney Odyssey, Review

Disney’s 2016 “The Jungle Book” is Visually Stunning, Nuanced

Last week, the Fella, Bill and I went to see the new Jungle Book movie - we thought it fitting to go with Bill since he was our special guest for the Disney Odyssey Jungle Book edition. Bill is also our resident expert on Baloo, sloth bears, and ursine creatures of all kinds, so it… Continue reading Disney’s 2016 “The Jungle Book” is Visually Stunning, Nuanced

Review

Review: Cherie Priest’s I AM PRINCESS X Battles Grief and Disbelief With Suspense and Action

May misses her best friend Libby. Three years ago, Libby was in an accident; her mother drove their car off a bridge, and they both drowned. Now, still struggling with her grief, May starts seeing strange signs of Libby's presence. Not ghostly signs, but rather a symbol, a character she and Libby created as kids.… Continue reading Review: Cherie Priest’s I AM PRINCESS X Battles Grief and Disbelief With Suspense and Action