The Best of Wolcott Gibbs from The New Yorker So, there I was sitting in my dentist’s office chuckling, chortling and laughing out loud as I read this book. It isn’t often that I enjoy a trip to the dentist this much. It wasn’t a dose of laughing gas that had me chortling. It was […]
Archives for March 13, 2012
While “two losers in love” is popular with modern playwrights, Blackbird may be the bleakest example of the genre around. The Barrelhouse Theatre production of Adam Rapp’s play offers an interesting character sketch of a down in the dumps couple in a raw setting, but this tale of human misery only allows for sporadic moments […]
Having nearly completed a season devoted to inquiries about the expiration of civilization, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has elected to invest its 2012-2013 season with new plays and the investigation of unfamiliar cultures: the newest play by Danai Gurira (Eclipse), an Aaron Posner play loosely based on Chekhov’s The Seagull, the maiden effort of a […]
Jonathan Bank, the Producing Artistic Director of the tiny Mint Theatre in New York, has been offering us little remembered gems from the past for many seasons now. And he serves a dual purpose in doing so. Not only does he mount these once popular hits with impeccable taste and style, he also gives us […]
With his Broadway hit Million Dollar Quartet enjoying runs in New York , Chicago and on tour, Eric Schaeffer, Signature’s Artistic Director, will have a chance to savor the Shirlington Village hangouts a bit more, as he takes on directorial responsibilities for three out of four major musicals being re-created for Signature’s intimate stage.