Pit & Balcony In the News
“Acting in Pit and Balcony’s Hand to God is Devilishly Good”
by Dexter Brigham
As I was driving home from opening night of Hand to God, the latest installment in Pit and Balcony’s After Dark series, I realized it was the summer solstice: the day when the light reaches it peak, and the dark begins to eat away at it, beginning the slow march back to the depressing darkness of winter. It struck me as just about the perfect night to see this twisted comedy by Robert Askins, which explores the daily struggle between nurturing our better angels and feeding our worst instincts.
“American Idiot Rocks”
by Jeffrey Mindock
Make sure to put American Idiot at Pit and Balcony Theatre on your calendar because it is not to be missed. The entire ensemble responsible for this risk-taking endeavor deserves your support based on its execution and cultural merit.
“Hope You Have the Time of Your Life”
by Thomas F. Cole
“I don’t care if you don’t care!” A poignant lyric echoed by each of the three main protagonists in the current production of alternative punk rock group Green Day’s American Idiot currently running at Saginaw’s Pit and Balcony Theatre and which opened on Friday, May 11.
“Moon Over Buffalo shoots for the Moon and Lands with the Stars”
by Laura Bigham
Moon Over Buffalo is a funny and extremely physical play. The author, Ken Ludwig, is a truly gifted farcical comedy writer. Farce often has several storylines that involve real people stuck in extreme situations and propelled by panic…and that panic creates a lot of laughs.
“Pit & Balcony's The Diary of Anne Frank is a Powerful Telling of an Important Story”
by Dr. L. Todd Thomas
The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett is the stage adaptation of The Diary of a Young Girl, a book compiled from three volumes of diary entries written by Anne Frank while she and her family were hiding for two years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Her father published these as a book in 1947, it was reprinted in English in 1952, and first presented as a stage play in 1955. The story was also produced as a movie for the first time in 1959. Pit & Balcony Theatre is producing the newest adaptation by Wendy Kesselman.