Sunday, January 29, 2012

"I love Love!"

Salem Theatre Company opened its production of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing on Thursday, and it is one of my favorite productions to take their stage.  Wonderfully cast with Joseph O'Meara playing the romantic Henry and Sarah Carlin playing his second wife, Annie, the play takes us on a journey through fact and fiction, love and divorce, London and Glasgow.

Will Neely as Billy and Sarah Carlin as Annie in The Real Thing

Through two acts of questioning what love is, and why, The Real Thing left me with a smile and a great sense of delight to have a local theater that continues to bring great plays to their intimate stage.

Not being a theater critic by trade, I don't dare delve any deeper, lest I inadvertently provide a spoiler.  I assure you, however, that this poetic, romantic play offers a grand examination of love through beautifully articulated analysis. 

The Real Thing at Salem Theatre Company
Through February 18
Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM
Adults: $22, Seniors $18, Students $12

1 comment:

Jim Gaudet said...

Hola Kate!

I haven't been to a play in a while, where in Salem is the theater?

Next time I am in Salem maybe there will be a great play to watch.