Guest Critic Reviews

Review: CTC beautifully refashions Nottage’s ‘Intimate Apparel’

Review: CTC beautifully refashions Nottage’s ‘Intimate Apparel’

For every new play written about an Esther Mills, it seems there are a dozen more about Mary Todd Lincoln’s black seamstress, Martin Luther King Jr.’s black hotel maid and Woodrow Wilson’s black stenographer. It is simply easier for playwrights to get a commission when they choose to focus on African-American characters who are connected to known historical figures.

REVIEW: Charlotte Ballet’s talent on full display in rewarding performance with CSO

REVIEW: Charlotte Ballet’s talent on full display in rewarding performance with CSO

Sarah Hayes Harkins’ long line, fully down from her pointedly leading index finger, called a nearly full Amphitheater audience to their feet to welcome the Charlotte Ballet home happily to Chautauqua on a humid night Tuesday, après le deluge. It was a day for torrents and big rain, so it was testimony to the resident company that so many ventured out, the weather still threatening.