Joanna Palladino

The Bridges of Madison County – The Ghent Playhouse – Review – by Joanna Palladino. Love is Better Indeed: The Bridges of Madison County at The Ghent Playhouse is a Musical Theater Production Full of Heart The Bridges of Madison County is a musical based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 novel and the subsequent 1995 […]

Schenectady Civic Players’ August: Osage County Delivers a Strong Dramatic Look at the Cruelty of the American Family- by Joanna Palladino. Families can be the most positive influences in a person’s life and they can also be the source of trauma, cruelty, violence, ridicule, and destruction.  Tracy Letts’s Pulitzer prize-winning play August: Osage County is a […]

Harbinger Theatre’s In The Blood Tackles Societal Hypocrisy with Heart and Grit – by Joanna Palladino. What happens when institutions with a mission to help and support others are responsible for creating so much pain and trauma?  “In The Blood”  written by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks explores the shortcomings of personal relationships, education, social […]

Albany Civic Theater’s The Minutes Turns Tedious Small Town Politics Into a Fun Night of Theater Politics start at home and The Minutes, by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tracy Letts, explores how big egos in small town politics can have a lasting impact on our how we see our hometown and the stories we share […]

Schenectady Civic Players’ The Father is Worth the Watch – by Joanna Palladino. Schenectady Civic Players’ production of Florian Zeller’s play The Father  is an honest yet emotional look at aging through the eyes of a father with dementia. The play, written in French and translated by Christopher Hampton, explores universal themes such as family, […]

Harbinger Theatre’s Mrs. Packard  Is Irresistible by Joanna Palladino. “History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid.” – Dwight Eisenhower Often the past is forgotten and old plays or historic theatrical pieces are tossed to the side for more edgier modern works that are sure to thrill and engage […]

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