Collect all the polluted epithets that people hurl at each other on the street and you’d have quite a heavy volume, not the least of which would concern people’s mothers. The streets of 1980s London are a dark and nasty place in Steven Berkoff’s play, a re-imagining of Oedipus Rex for the Margaret Thatcher years. […]
Archives for October 2011
George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man was first produced in 1894, yet his attack on his country’s romanticizing of war, misplaced heroism, and overzealous patriotism strikes a timely chord. The socialist Shaw was never afraid to debunk conventional mores and he used wit and words-words-words to get not only his antiwar message across but […]
In the bucolic Eastport Plaza, the Compass Rose Studio Theater is nestled comfortably between Ahh Coffee (whose products you are welcome to bring into the theater) and Eastport Liquors (not so sure there), doing an entirely serviceable production of the entirely serviceable Neil Simon play, Lost in Yonkers. All hail Compass Rose, which is bringing […]
There are no ghosts. You know this, and so do I, so let’s stop all the nonsense. Also, there are no zombies or vampires, no matter how much we would have it otherwise; and aliens do not wish us to bear their children. In short, there is nothing scary this Halloween, or any, except things […]
If you are seeking a nuts-and-bolts review of KJ Sanchez and Emily Ackerman’s ReEntry, you need to look elsewhere. I can’t provide that; this is simply a play that resists that kind of analysis. The first thing you should know is that the playwrights’ intent is to educate more than edify, and their success in […]
It Ain’t Easy Being a Founder, Director, Treasurer, Official Greeter, Artistic Director, and Ticket Seller for a Small Startup Theater in the Middle of Baltimore in the Middle of a Recession: An Interview With the Strand’s Jayme Kilburn.
Denise Duncan, a new voice from Costa Rica, knows the issues of immigration first-hand. Her play, Latinas, premiering in Teatro de la Luna’s International Festival of Hispanic Theater, is about the frustrations and anguish that immigrants in the Spanish-speaking world face when trying to get citizenship in a foreign country.
O, Mabou Mines, what hath though wrought? Or – overwrought? Anyone who saw how the brilliant Mabou Mines production of Peter & Wendy at Arena Stage four years ago explored the melancholy roots of the Peter Pan story would have a right to expect that this production would open up Henrik Ibsen’s 132-year-old play, and […]
Relatively Speaking is the collective title for three one act plays by three who usually turn their talents toward the screen. Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen are three stagestruck screenwriters who drop in on us in theatre every now and then and bring their acerbit wit along with them.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company today announced that noted stage and screen actor Kevin Kline will join Company Artistic Director Michael Kahn for a conversation in front of an audience at the Sidney Harmon Hall on November 28. Tickets start at $35.
The various Manhattan not-for-profit theatres have done us all a great service by offering a home to a dozen talented playwrights. Theatres like Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theatre, the Vineyard, Atlantic Theatre Company, 2nd Stage, Playwrights’ Horizons and others have presented dozens of plays by the likes of Terrence McNally, John Robin Baitz, Tom […]
Rorschach Theatre Company, which is currently producing after the quake, a play based on two Haruki Murakami short stories, will make copies of the popular Japanese novelists newly released English language version of “1Q84” available for sale following a special Monday night performance of the show on October 24th, the theater announced.