Summerfest (Coho Productions): Theater Review

Sweet relief from theater’s dog days of drought.

Your lawn isn’t the only thing this heat wave is drying up. During the summer, theater across the nation slows to a meager drizzle, and the occasional Shakespeare galas in the parks   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 ALLIE DONAHUE

Just Opened: 'Night, Mother

A review of CoHo Productions' season opener.


Arts & Books
Do not enter Coho Theater for ‘Night, Mother expecting to be anything but emotionally wrecked. Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer-winning drama centers on the aging Thelma, content with watching TV for the rest of her days, and Jessie, the 30-something divorced daughter who cares meticulously for her, right down to filling her candy jar each night. The play opens with a sudden and shocking profession ...   More
Monday, October 20, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Just Opened: Maple and Vine

A review of CoHo Productions' season closer.


Arts & Books
Maple and Vine is a disturbingly realistic portrayal of what might happen if you could abandon your iPhone, daily latte and personal vibrator and retreat to a gated community where everyone lives as if it’s 1955. That’s just what happens in Jordan Harrison’s 2011 play, presented by CoHo in an uneven but provocative production directed by Megan Kate Ward. New York City power couple Katha, ...   More
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 LAURA HANSON

Just Opened: Enjoy

A review of CoHo's production of Toshiki Okada's play.


Arts & Books
So, like…real life is hard, you know? One second you’re a college graduate, working part-time at a comic-book cafe, and the next you’re turning 30, still at the same cafe, living with your parents and suffering from depression due to all the unspoken pressures of society. At least, that’s the reality for the characters in CoHo Productions’ Enjoy, written by Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada ...   More
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Sweet and Sour

CoHo Productions’ The Outgoing Tide.

CoHo Productions’ The Outgoing Tide digs into hefty stuff: Playwright Bruce Graham tackles the dilemmas faced when a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, along with moral, ethical and em   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 JENNA GILROY

International Falls (Coho Productions)

A depressed comedian walks into a bar.

That comedy comes from pain is a well-worn trope, but in International Falls, Thomas Ward’s compassionate and sharply observed world-premiere play, it’s a two-way street: Not only do misfortun   More
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Body Awareness (Coho Productions)

Our bodies, our very complicated selves.

People with Asperger’s syndrome are often said to lack empathy. But no matter how emphatically Jared, a character in the deft and funny Body Awareness, denies such a diagnosis, his social apti   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Monologues (CoHo Productions)

Looking for computer love.

Forgive me if this review is overly critical. I was pissed when I saw this show because my date flaked. Apparently, 10:30 pm is too late for a show when you have work in the morning. That left m   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 AARON SPENCER

Animals and Plants (Coho Productions)

Welcome to the Hotel Carolina.

From the moment viewers enter the theater, stepping over empty pizza boxes and Coors Light cans on the way to their seats, they know this show will take them out of their comfort zones. The set is t   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 MARIANNA HANE WILES


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