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By Meridith Friedman

Stage Left Theatre

at Theater WIT

Nov-Dec 2015

Directed by: Drew Martin

Costume Design : Brenda Winstead

Scenic Design: Joe Schermoly

Lighting Design: Maya Michele Fein

Photography: Ian McLaren




When you’re an orphaned woman in a man’s world, there aren’t too many options. But Helena won’t be held back by expectations, and her beloved won’t know what hit him. This mafia-set production of one of Shakespeare’s prickliest comedies asks the question: how far is too far to get what we want?



*Jeff Recommended*


★★★ (3 out of 4 stars)… the real strength in Friedman’s play, nimbly directed by Drew Martin for Stage Left Theatre, is that she’s more interested in exploring why people form alliances — political and personal — and how they do or do not withstand the inevitable realization that loyalty has its limits… a lot funnier than a thumbnail precis of its political and racial roots might suggest… gut-wrenching… questions cut with knifelike precision” — Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune - See more at:

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