Friday, June 13, 2014


     Linda Suttle is to be commended for her astute direction of Vintage Theatre's production of "Lobby Hero." In the program's Director's Notes Suttle says she chose Kenneth Lonergan's play because of her having worked for twenty-seven years as a victim advocate in law enforcement. She believes that "the play does an excellent job portraying the police culture, the difficulties good cops often face, and the struggle of women to find their place in a traditionally male-dominated profession."

     Suttle elicits powerful performances from all four actors in this beautifully cast show!

     Marc Stith delivers a powerful portrayal as Bill, a macho cop whose longevity with law enforcement makes him feel entitled to 'certain privileges.'  His acting duets with Ms. Tobin and Mr. Munck rivet.

                                      Left to right: Marc Stith and Miriam B.C. Tobin

     Miriam B.C. Tobin is brilliant as Dawn, Bill's hero-worshipping rookie side-kick.

     It is heartening indeed to see Kw Brock Johnson once again treading the boards. It's been way too long since we've seen this fine actor inhabiting serious dramatic roles. As William, the captain of the security firm that's guarding the premises, Johnson nails it.

               Left to right: Christian Munck and Kw Brock Johnson

     Christian Munck gives us a thoroughly engaging portrayal of Jeff, the graveyard shift lobby security guard. As a young screw-up who's determined to finally get his act together Munck turns in his best work to date.

     Stuart Barr's spot on set design gives us the dilapidated lobby of a Manhattan high-rise apartment building with scuffed up walls and barely serviceable mailboxes.
     Luke Terry's usual professionalism is evident in the sound design as he creates intriguing musical bridges between the scenes.
     Keegan Jenney's lighting design, which was fine for the most part, did cause momentary concern in the segues between a couple of the scenes.Marlowe's Musings

Vintage Theatre presents
"Lobby Hero"
A luckless young Manhattan doorman tries to get his life together after being thrown out of the navy. 
May 30 – July 6, 2014
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun at 2:30 p.m No Performance on July 4
$26 ($21 advance); Groups of 6+ $18
303-856-7830 or online at
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010

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