Not in this century have we musical theater lovers been so lucky as to have all three of the scores of the season’s series of Encores! concerts at New York’s City Center recorded for our listening pleasure and collecting treasure. This is no small thing, for whenever an Encores! presentation is preserved on CD, it […]
Archives for September 25, 2012
You know a dysfunctional family drama is working when you think to yourself “My family is crackers, but they are nothing compared to this brood.” That’s what happens during the second act of Mother, May I, the world premiere production of Dylan Brody’s dramedy presented with neurotic panache by director Rain Pryor at Baltimore’s Strand […]
Playwright Gregory Burke’s intense and electrifying Black Watch manages to capture the valorous romance, raw humanity and transcendent camaraderie of soldiers in combat while simultaneously searing the experience with the tragic, brutal truths borne of war.
Sometimes a theatrical experience can be a stumbling in the dark, searching for a light, rolling on a night’s restless sea, grabbing onto inchoate mumblings to become moored. Such is the work, Shape, of Erik Ehn as performed by force/collision.