Each year at this time if you listen carefully, you can hear the hoots and howls ranging from “We was gypped” to “How can you ignore the brilliantly reviewed originator of a role and give the nomination to her replacement?” And there are a few comments like “They nominated ME? And I only have one […]
Archives for June 7, 2012
Producers of The Ice Child respond to plagiarism complaints
Factory 449’s production of The Ice Child was in its last weekend of performances at the Mead Theatre Lab when comments first appeared on our Web site from New York sources who had not seen the play, suggesting that The Ice Child, written by Rick Hammerly, Lisa Hodsoll and Hunter Styles, was, in part, plagiarized […]
National New Play Network Board President becomes new Round House A.D.
Ryan Rilette, Producing Director of California’s Marin Theatre Company, will be the new Producing Artistic Director of Round House Theatre, the company announced yesterday.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Dissecting an episode of The Simpsons used to fall to those bored on the couch or small-talking at a friend’s party. That was before the grid went down, the cities caught fire, and the American dream turned to ash. In playwright Anne Washburn’s post-apocalyptic future, the couch is still there, but the party’s over.
Playwright Lisa Kron knows what it’s like to live in a sick house. Growing up with a chronically ill mother, Miss Kron endured the endless bad days and the rare good days, the tip-toeing around the patient and the pall of sickness that hung over her childhood home like a toxic mist.
James M. Cain’s classic roman noir “Double Indemnity” titillated audiences in serial magazine form in 1936. The 1944 film adaptation is one of Old Hollywood’s high-water marks. The lurid potboiler about a pair of scheming lover-killers and the perfect murder that unravels around them seems tailor-made for a stage treatment, right?