Thursday, March 28, 2024

Review Highlights: KISS AND TELL - Hale Centre Theatre

Bowen Maxson and Mae Soelberg
Photo by Nick Woodward-Shaw

highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through May 21

"Hale Center Theatre's production of F. Hugh Herbert's 1943 comedy Kiss and Tell is a delightful and nostalgic reminder of the charm and humor of 1940s America. Set against the backdrop of a quaint, small town, the play follows the misadventures and misunderstandings that young love and gossip can bring. Under Jere Van Patten's adept direction, the large, excellent cast navigates the comedic nuances and heartfelt moments with precision, and the end result is a comedy full of charm and laughs....Under Jere Van Patten's bright and polished direction, the large ensemble cast skillfully navigates the delicate balance between comedy and drama while effectively capturing the nuances of everyday family life in small-town America in the 1940s. Mae Soelberg shines as the vivacious Corliss Archer, infusing her character with youthful exuberance and endearing virtue....With a high-pitched voice and bright comic timing, Bowen Maxson delivers a delightful performance as the bumbling Dexter, capturing the awkward charm of the lovestruck neighbor who has a serious crush on Corliss....a delightful throwback to the screwball comedies of the 1940s. With an excellent cast and wonderful direction, Hale Center Theatre's production is a nostalgic journey filled with humor and heartwarming moments, offering a charming escape to a bygone era."  - Gil Benbrook, (click here to read the complete review)

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