SUBMIT ABOUT FAQ
PEOPLE COMPANIES VENUES
LOGIN NEW USER PRODUCTIONS
REVIEWERS SIX DEGREES
A User-Driven Site for Theater in Atlanta, Georgia
StageHiker00 [ALL REVIEWERS]
Companies Reviewed#
Cumming Attractions Theatre Company1
Average Rating Given : 1.00000
Reviews in Last 6 months :
REVIEWS

Father of the Bride, by Caroline Francke
Old School
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
1.0
This is the kind of show in which all men share a certain no-nonsense approach to life, and all women share certain romantic desires. The whole story hinges on the assertions that all women want big weddings; all men oppose them, and that weddings are barbaric rituals in which women come before their tribe to stake a public claim on their men, so that when the men inevitably stray, someone will send them back where they belong.

This sort of thing plays better to older folks who grew up taking these comic gender tropes for granted. People under 30, however, unless they grew up in very conservative households, will probably be puzzled or put off by these too-easy stereotypes.

And at this distance from the story's origin, they may also be unnecessarily irked by Bill Wilson, playing the title role of Stanley Banks, an his apparent cheapness. Wilson describes himself as a "thrifty and frugal man," and yet nearly has a coronary every time a bill comes in. He seems like a jerk and a tightwad, much like the entire production.

Yuck.

OPENING SOON
Outside Mullingar
by John Patrick Shanley
Live Arts Theatre
CLOSING SOON
Harvest 10-10-10
by Jordan Richards, Bruce Karp, Robin Doupe, Brad Sytsma, Joe Starzyk, Lindsey Brown, Matthew Fowler, Jenny Mead, Emily McClain, Emily Hageman
Onion Man Productions
Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare
The New American Shakespeare Tavern
Mac | Beth
by Erica Schmidt, adapted from William Shakespeare
Synchronicity Performance Group
Small Mouth Sounds
by Bess Wohl
Alliance Theatre Company
Spring Awakening
by Duncan Sheik (music), Steven Sater (words)
Oglethorpe University Theatre Department
The 39 Steps
by Patrick Barlow
Theatre Buford
NOW PLAYING
Almost, Maine
by John Cariani
Centerstage North Theatre
BattleActs Fall 2019
Laughing Matters
Daddy Long Legs
by John Caird (book) and Paul Gordon (songs)
The Legacy Theatre
Harvest 10-10-10
by Jordan Richards, Bruce Karp, Robin Doupe, Brad Sytsma, Joe Starzyk, Lindsey Brown, Matthew Fowler, Jenny Mead, Emily McClain, Emily Hageman
Onion Man Productions
Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare
The New American Shakespeare Tavern
Mac | Beth
by Erica Schmidt, adapted from William Shakespeare
Synchronicity Performance Group
Midnight at the Masquerade
by The Murder Mystery Company
The Murder Mystery Company in Atlanta
Ridiculous Beasts and Where to Kill Them
by Ryan Girard
Agathas: A Taste of Mystery
Safety Net
by Daryl Lisa Fazio
Theatrical Outfit
Small Mouth Sounds
by Bess Wohl
Alliance Theatre Company
Spring Awakening
by Duncan Sheik (music), Steven Sater (words)
Oglethorpe University Theatre Department
The 39 Steps
by Patrick Barlow
Theatre Buford

©2012 TheaterReview.com. All rights reserved.