Theatrically Speaking
by Anthony Chase
The expression, “All Quiet on the Western Front,” has permanently entered the English language. An elegant if imprecise translation of the title of Erich Maria Remarque’s 1929 novel about a group of German soldiers during World War I, the phrase ironically refers to a kind of horrible stagnation, a deadly stalemate.
The Western Front was a wandering line of barbed wire and trenches that cut across Europe from the sea at Belgium to the French frontier with Switzerland from 1914 until 1918. Millions of men died in a series of battles along this line as war technology became more and more gruesome, but no major advances were ever made.
Robert Waterhouse’s stage adaptation of Remarque’s novel follows all of the book’s major episodes. Paul, played by Geoff Pictor, and a group of his German school friends enter the war, urged on by their fatuous schoolmaster. These young Germans engage in… Continue to read. 

Theatrically Speaking

The expression, “All Quiet on the Western Front,” has permanently entered the English language. An elegant if imprecise translation of the title of Erich Maria Remarque’s 1929 novel about a group of German soldiers during World War I, the phrase ironically refers to a kind of horrible stagnation, a deadly stalemate.

The Western Front was a wandering line of barbed wire and trenches that cut across Europe from the sea at Belgium to the French frontier with Switzerland from 1914 until 1918. Millions of men died in a series of battles along this line as war technology became more and more gruesome, but no major advances were ever made.

Robert Waterhouse’s stage adaptation of Remarque’s novel follows all of the book’s major episodes. Paul, played by Geoff Pictor, and a group of his German school friends enter the war, urged on by their fatuous schoolmaster. These young Germans engage in… Continue to read. 

Curtain Up! 2014
by Anthony Chase
33rd annual Curtain Up!, celebrating the opening of Buffalo’s professional theater season will take place on Friday, September 19th. As always, the evening will follow a familiar Three Act format:
Act I—an elegant 1920-themed black-tie dinner on stage at Shea’s catered by Frontier Catering, or dining at any of downtown’s restaurants. This year’s honorary chair is jazz legend Bobby Militello along with the Militello Family. Cocktails at 5:30 and dinner at 6:15.
Act II—after dinner, see a show at any of Buffalo’s 19 participating theaters. Curtains rise at 8pm.
Act III—a free street party in the Theater District featuring… Continue reading.

Curtain Up! 2014

33rd annual Curtain Up!, celebrating the opening of Buffalo’s professional theater season will take place on Friday, September 19th. As always, the evening will follow a familiar Three Act format:

Act I—an elegant 1920-themed black-tie dinner on stage at Shea’s catered by Frontier Catering, or dining at any of downtown’s restaurants. This year’s honorary chair is jazz legend Bobby Militello along with the Militello Family. Cocktails at 5:30 and dinner at 6:15.

Act II—after dinner, see a show at any of Buffalo’s 19 participating theaters. Curtains rise at 8pm.

Act III—a free street party in the Theater District featuring… Continue reading.