New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 5 - Page 116

Over the years, I haven’t seen every production at George Street, but tried to catch as many as I could. I remember brilliant dramas like The Pillowman,The Best of Enemies, Red, The Whip- ping Man, Nureyev’s Eyes, and this past season’s American Son. Three of my favorite comedies include Lewis Black’s One Slight Hitch, Marlo Thomas in Clever Little Lies, and this season’s Bad Jews. And wonderful musicals NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 like the ambitious Ernest Shack- leton Loves Me, and the hilarious Curvy Widow, which closed out this chapter in the theatre’s his- tory. Whether it was a World Pre- miere, a recent Off-Broadway hit, or a revival, George Street plays always had incredible casts and amazing productions. Each sea- son took chances to make an ar- tistic statement with mainstream sensibility to lure theatre goers - a great mix for a theatre. INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 116