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REVIEW: Thought-Provoking New “Enemy” a Friend to Quad-Cities Theater at Mockingbird

October 3rd, 2021
REVIEW: Thought-Provoking New “Enemy” a Friend to Quad-Cities Theater at Mockingbird

When I heard that the prolific, amazing Alex Richardson was updating the 1882 Henrik Ibsen play “An Enemy of the People” to a tighter, slimmer, modern version – addressing science, disease, truth, corruption, adultery and journalism – I briefly wondered if there would be a spin on one of Donald Trump’s endlessly repeated lies, the press as the real enemy of the people. That phrase is surprisingly not uttered in the utterly absorbing, thought-provoking “Enemy of the People” at the new Mockingbird on Main in downtown Davenport, but Richardson has made the taut drama (with good doses... Read More

‘Some Girls’ Brings Controversy, Heat To Playcrafters

May 24th, 2018
‘Some Girls’ Brings Controversy, Heat To Playcrafters

The controversial and risqué romantic drama and dark comedy “Some Girls,” by provocative author Neil LaBute, will be performed at 7:30 Thursday through Saturday, May 24-26 at Playcrafters Barn Theater, 4950 35th Ave. The show, Starring Adam Cerny, Sydney Dexter, Alex Richardson, Pamela Crouch and Alice Guzman, involves a writer whose career is blossoming, who is celebrating as his beautiful, young fiancée is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancún by his side, who gets nervous and starts calling up old girlfriends. And so begins a single man’s odyssey through four hotel rooms,... Read More