About George Logan
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- Freelance contributor
02/24/1994 - current
Clarence Brown Theatre Produces High-Speed Farce With Tom Stoppard’s 'On the Razzle'
Published 05/01/2013 at 9:41 a.m.
Tom Stoppard's On the Razzle is a classic mistaken-identity, disapproving-parent, jealous-pursuit romp turned up a few notches. It’s like a long Marx Brothers routine, with about a dozen Marx Brothers, and no musical breaks.
Downtown’s Satirical Revue "Forbidden Knoxville" Tries Out a Fresh Venue
Published 04/17/2013 at 10:02 a.m.
“You’re so odd but we love you still,” goes a refrain in the opening number of Flying Anvil’s new musical production. The endearment is directed, of course, at the city of Knoxville, and expresses our sentiments exactly.
We Finally Get To See the Long-Rumored Knoxville Play 'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress'
Published 04/10/2013 at 11:23 a.m.
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress was first mentioned in these pages back in the ’90s. Back then, we’d heard rumors of a wacky off-Broadway comedy that happened to be set in Knoxville. We never made the trip to see ...
Clarence Brown Theater Takes on Rothko in 'Red'
Published 02/06/2013 at 10:38 a.m.
The drama plays out as a very animated dialogue between the late-middle-aged Rothko, at the peak of his ca. 1960 vogue, and a (fictional) young assistant named Ken. The main context is Rothko’s famous challenge to decorate the walls of ...
'Red Scare on Sunset': Theater Knoxville Downtown Takes on the Pinkos
Published 06/13/2012 at 10:56 a.m.
The play twists some assumptions about that paranoid era. This play is unlikely to appeal to the Tea Party, but, as it turns out, some of Pilford’s paranoia is justified. In this tale, Communists do have a grip on Hollywood, ...
Clarence Brown Produces an Energetic 'Kiss Me, Kate'
Published 04/25/2012 at 12:59 p.m.
It’s almost silly to review these things. If you like musicals, you’ll like Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of Kiss Me, Kate. You won’t lose money betting they get a standing ovation every night. There’s a lot of energy in the ...
CBT's 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' Raises Questions About Our Modern Obsession
Published 04/11/2012 at 11:13 a.m. 1 Comment
Here’s your dilemma: You’re in a cafe with a lone stranger whose incessantly ringing cellphone is bugging you. He’s the most annoying jerk in the world until you walk over to give him a piece of your mind, and you ...
This Is So Surreal: Tennessee Stage Co. Premieres 'The Good Son'
Published 03/21/2012 at 12:09 p.m.
Craig Smith's debut is an interesting and unpredictable thriller, often darkly funny, with moments of physical violence and with a few shocks along the way that elicited gasps from the audience.
CBT Saves Folk Musical 'Black Pearl Sings!' From Sanctimony
Published 02/29/2012 at 11:22 a.m.
Directed by Kate Buckley, Black Pearl Sings! turns out to be better than you expect it to be. The premise—a naïve white folklorist interviewing a black convict for the “authentic” songs she knows—seems a recipe for sanctimony, and an after-school ...
Clarence Brown Theatre's 'Fuddy Meers': A Minor Riot of Absurdist Modern Comedy
Published 02/22/2012 at 11:56 a.m.
Fuddy Meers is a comedy about cognitive dysfunction, but don’t go with a grim sense of duty and a checkbook. It is not an appeal for greater awareness for dementia or posttraumatic stress disorder, with a website that shows how ...