Posted by Billy Christopher Maupin
That's just one of the many kudos for Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern's Butterflies Are Free by Leonard Gershe. And it runs for only two more weeks! Here is a sample of quotes from the five stellar reviews:
STYLE Weekly's Mary Burruss writes:
"clever script, stellar performances"
"audience laughter is constant"
"Bloch and Martin have a sparkling chemistry that’s fun to watch. Martin brings charm and believability to the ditzy yet sweet Jill."
"Mrs. Baker’s strong, if misdirected, maternal devotion is deftly captured by Johnson, whose Eartha Kitt-like voice lends appropriate strength to the role."
HERALD-PROGRESS' Dan Sherrier writes
"the perfect blend of comedy and drama"
"talented cast and great direction"
"[Martin] brings the show to life"
"[Conyers] arrives late in the game but still manages to contribute some good laughs."
"Script? Excellent. Actors? Excellent. Direction? Excellent. Set, lighting and costumes? All excellent."
"The reliably solid Barksdale is at its best in Butterflies are Free."
Julinda Lewis, freelance correspondant for the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
"wonderfully detailed set"
"[Bloch] proves irresistible"
"Johnson is strong, subtle, commanding and hilarious, all at once."
"Butterflies are Free is smart, funny and immensely enjoyable."
WCVE's John Porter says:
"Butterflies Are Free is a good, solid, funny show."
Kristin Jimison from RVANews:
"the strength of the small cast shines under the taut direction of Billy Christopher Maupin"
"Butterflies is a delightful, refreshing comedy with just enough drama to tug at your heartstrings. Smartly executed and full of absolutely charming performances, it’s a perfect way to spend a spring evening."
Don't miss out on your chance to catch this smart, fresh, warm comedy!
[Photos by Jay Paul]