Synetic Theater’s hyperkinetic new production of Shakespeare’s Othello is like no Othello you’ve ever seen before. While it takes some liberties with one of the Bard’s most compelling tragedies, the company’s entirely wordless Othello remains weirdly in tune with the essence of the original play that inspired it.
Archives for June 8, 2010
A projection of El Bola’s round face with infectious smile greets you from a circular screen. Then Marcelino Valdes, in elegant white and black tux, steps through the Omega-shaped portal and impersonates Cuba’s King of Song by sing-speaking the riff: “All of us black folk drink coffee, you know!” from Ay, Mama Ines, (by Eliseo […]
The Peccadillo Theatre’s production of Lillian Hellman’s Another Part of the Forest is a corker of a melodrama filled with colorful dialogue and well plotted one-upsmanship throughout, worth making the effort to see it.
The “must see” feature is Ann Colby Stocking who is exquisite as Gretty, a tough as nails survivor of childhood polio who is ready to chuck it all rather than stay imprisoned in her nonfunctional body.
Pardon me for writing this review before I’ve read all of the book. But if you had to wait for me to sit and savor all 96 entries in the 828 pages of text in this collection, it might be in its second printing before you found out just how good it is. I’ve sampled […]