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Review: 2nd Story's uproarious The Good Doctor

Neil Simon may not be the most subtle of playwrights, too often tempted beyond endurance to go for the gag at the expense of motivation.
When Neil met Anton
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 01, 2011
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Imagine that

Mister Rogers is dead. Long live Elwood P. Dowd!
2nd Story's Harvey is simply delightful.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 21, 2009

A battling brood

Although Lillian Hellman wrote Another Part of the Forest as a prequel after The Little Foxes , it was by no means an afterthought.  
2nd Story’s stormy Another Part of the Forest
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2008

High society

The current 2nd Story Theatre production — with slit-eyed coaching from the playwright — manages to make the message as familiar as yesterday.  
2nd Story’s hilarious Belle’s Stratagem
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 13, 2008

A stellar Scrooge

Yes, this Christmas Carol sets a new standard for Trinity. Don’t miss it.
Trinity’s Christmas Carol sets a new standard
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 09, 2007

Old meets new

At regional theaters around the country, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol , that cash cow successfully mated with a golden goose, might as well be called Déjà Vu .
Trinity Rep preps its 31st Christmas Carol
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 20, 2007


Power struggle

If the foibles and failings of presidential politics drive you crazy every election cycle, you may not be able to take the latest offering from 2nd Story Theatre.
2nd Story’s enjoyable State of the Union
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 21, 2007

Power play

A play about political corruption always goes down easier with a little humor.
The timely (and timeless) Born Yesterday
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 31, 2007

The Misanthrope

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to be perfect.
2nd Story’s magnificent Misanthrope
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2006

Auntie dearest

America has always been in love with colorful, charismatic, high-powered women — it’s just been reluctant to vote them into higher office.
2nd Story’s zesty take on Mame  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 18, 2006