January 2020

Currently playing at the Lyric Stage until February 9, The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter centers around Della, a Southern baker who values her traditional roots, as she is faced with the task of baking a wedding cake for her deceased best friend’s daughter and her soon-to-be wife. What is The Cake without the obvious? Our own Karen MacDonald,

The Cake, a fresh and delicious play by Bekah Brunstetter, is now playing at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston through February 9th. Traditional Southern baker Della must confront her own strongly-held beliefs when asked to bake a wedding cake for her deceased best friend’s daughter Jen and her future wife, Macy. Humor and empathy are the icing

Photos by Mark S. Howard Karen MacDonald as Della Karen MacDonald, Chelsea Diehl, Kris Sidberry Chelsea Diehl, Karen MacDonald Kris Sidberry, Chelsea Diehl Karen MacDonald, Chelsea Diehl, Kris Sidberry Fred Sullivan, Jr., Karen MacDonald Chelsea Diehl, Kris Sidberry. Karen MacDonald Chelsea Diehl, Karen MacDonald Karen MacDonald, Fred Sullivan, Jr. Karen MacDonald, Chelsea Diehl Kris Sidberry, Karen MacDonald

This post is an excerpt from The Theater Mirror. Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes”, presented by Lyric Stage. Bravo to the Lyric for taking on Lillian Hellman, who doesn’t get produced enough anymore. And what a taking on it was.  From Janie E. Howland’s set design to Gail Astrid Buckley’s costumes to the first-rate ensemble acting of this

This post is an excerpted from The Metro West Daily News's Best Theater of 2019 “The Little Foxes,” Lyric Stage Company of Boston Director Scott Edmiston assembled a superb cast – including Anne Gottlieb as manipulative Southern matron Regina, Remo Airaldi as her morally bankrupt brother Ben, and Amelia Broome as her kindhearted, heartbreaking sister-in-law Birdie – for a perfectly

This post is excerpted from The Arts Fuse Theater Feature. The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman, staged by Lyric Stage Company, Boston. Scott Edmiston directed this blemish-free production starring the sublime Anne Gottlieb as Regina Giddens, who, circa 1900, engages in psychological warfare to reclaim her share of the American dream. Hellman planned to write a trilogy about this pernicious