The American Century Theater’s new production of Archibald MacLeish’s nearly forgotten verse play J.B. is well worth encountering, particularly if you’re looking for an intellectual challenge. ACT’s take on this unusual play re-creates its meticulously crafted, highly emotional yet surprisingly probing look back to a post-war era when Americans had begun to seriously question the […]
Archives for September 26, 2012
Forum Theatre’s next undertaking is the ambitious world premiere of Holly Down in Heaven. The tale of young Holly, a brilliant fifteen-year-old born again Christian, who becomes pregnant and confides in her dolls, may not sound like a hilarious and poignant comedy, so check your baggage at the door.
The long awaited world premiere production of Big has finally hit the stage and is definitely worth the wait. This first fully staged collaboration between Adventure Theatre and the Musical Theatre Center (MTC) combines the strength of a powerhouse production company with a young people’s artistic and educational training program with remarkable results. And believe […]
I understand your dilemma: you’re about to make an appearance before traffic court, and you have nothing to wear. It’s your third time up in the last six months, and this time it might be your license. So you need to garb yourself with something that screams imperious, and yet approachable on a good night.
All right, let’s start with this. The Government Inspector is a five-alarm fire of a play, a bell-ringing, jitterbugging dance through a swamp of hypocrisy which is both ancient and modern. It is better than five stars; in The Government Inspector everyone’s a star, in his own sick, mendacious way.