I don’t normally blog about this, and I’m not giving this man credit for what he believes is a “review”.
Ever have that one critic that NO MATTER WHAT, no matter how great the show, no matter the quality of production, script, or company, just shits on your performance?
That’s exactly what we have here, ladies and gents.
Tom Garvey was formerly a critic for the Boston Globe. According to his “blog” profile, he was “cast” from this post, and has yet to find another print outlet. Not surprising, with the decline in print news media, yes? But if you read more than one sentence of what I’m sure he believes is a great blog, you’ll see that he’s a pretty miserable human being that has to find fault with something in each and every performance. Which leads me to believe there may be some underlying cause of his demise at the Globe.
I feel cheated every time I find that there’s a review of my theater’s work on this man’s blog. Even more so when there’s a photo. Especially since he never, ever credits photographers. What – you think photos just magically appear in your inbox? No, someone works very hard to get the images you plaster everywhere.
Sigh. Unfortunately, there’s not much I can do, as he’s still on press lists everywhere. But showing up as “press” to the last weekend of the run of a sold out production? What good does that do?
The Boston Phoenix has been struggling to send a theater critic to Central Square Theater productions this season. Like most news media outlets, they’ve had to cut back on staff, and some of their critics now freelance. And that’s why this review of Harriet Jacobs is so great.
A little late in the game, but just in time for me to tell you that due to popular demand, Harriet Jacobs is adding two more shows this weekend – Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 7 pm!
As this show has been sold out for most of the run, it’s advisable to get your tickets NOW. And as always, the discount code for my readers (all 6 of you!) is “HJ10”.
Not Enough Air rehearsal shoot. (Presented by the Nora Theatre Company at Central Square Theater starting in February!) Anne Gottlieb (wearing white) and Marianna Bassham (wearing black) set up shots for early press. Let me just say, these ladies were … Continue reading →
And again in the official review of the play here.
If I haven’t mentioned it before, you really should come see this show. As I also work in other capacities at Central Square Theater, I got to sit in on the Artists and Audiences talkback after last evening’s performance, and got to hear some fantastic thoughts from audience members and cast alike. We’ll be uploading some video from that talkback – and some of the other awesome events happening around this show – shortly.
The discount code “HJ10” is still active, if you’re like me and sometimes short on cash. But do yourself a favor and see this show – and soon, as it absolutely must close January 31.
Special Harriet Jacobs discount alert! Harriet Jacobs has been playing to sold out houses this weekend, and promises to sell even faster, so I want to let you in on a little secret. I’ve been given a special discount code … Continue reading →
Harriet Jacobs Production photos! Harriet Jacobs starts tonight at Central Square Theater. This weekend is selling SO FAST, so get your tickets now for this intense true story. This cast is awesome, and even in the short time from the … Continue reading →