In Medea’s Got Some Issues – written by Emilio Williams and produced by No Rules Theatre Company – Lisa Hodsoll takes on seven roles in an acting tour de force that combines humor, hysteria, and catharsis to tell the Medea tragedy like you’ve never seen it before.
Archives for July 11, 2014
Wandering Theatre Company’s Antigone opened, as one might expect, with a chorus. The two chorus members (Clemmie Evans and Jenna Krasowski) are clear, haunting, and deliver their lines in-sync about a third of the time.
Sylvia Plath, the quintessential female voice in the face of 20th century patriarchy, serves as a chilling foil to the heroine in Jonelle Walker’s TAME. The tragic poet’s voice fills the space during scene changes, reminding the audience of the constrictive world in which her onstage counterpart is struggling to survive.
With brand-new storytellers sharing their perfectly plausible (or completely unbelievable!) life adventures each night, showrunner and emcee Layla McCay throws out the following challenge to the audience: can you spot the liar?
I’m angry. There, I’ve said it. I’m angry. Most young girls aren’t raised to be angry. Many other things, yes, but angry, no. So to enter the world, and begin to get the feeling that gender equality is still a struggle, playing fields aren’t always equal, and women are mistreated on a shocking, global scale, […]
Although this staging of John Becker’s well written musical has its moments of brilliance, it suffers from one endemic problem: a generally inexperienced cast.
The party is already well underway when the audience walks into the Sprenger Theatre. The cast of Stone Tape Party is drinking, dancing, laughing, and singing along to the Counting Crows, as audience members are immediately welcomed to the party. A guy in a robe is chasing a girl in her underwear, and everyone is […]
The lights dim as an eerie stringed arrangement blankets the audience in a veil of unease. It darkens further as a man dressed in black, priest-like garb takes long, confident strides to the stage. The slowly reawakening lights abate the tension to reveal the man and a chair, almost to induce the experience of the […]
Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” is the first selfie poem. Like the camera phone portraits glutting social media, “Song of Myself” is an unabashed proclamation of identity and celebration of being. But whereas most selfies feature the subject holding a camera up to a mirror to capture their own hot bodz, Whitman holds his poem […]
When am I ever going to use this stuff? said every college student ever. Well, apathetic academics, take note of Eric Jaffe who, in C- , bases an entire 55 minute, one-man show on all the crap he did, or didn’t, learn in the halls of higher learning. Taken from interviews with 65 of Jaffe’s […]
At Fringe, expect the unexpected, and I certainly did not expect a full-blown opera complete with classical Greek heroes and goddesses. A Fire in Water is a work that forges it all together. The production playing in the Lang Theatre at Atlas navigates pretty darn well between the Charybdis and Scylla of epic-style theatre and […]
It’s definitely a good sign when there is a line to enter a theatre. Hey, Hey, LBJ! proved to be the reason. Performed by Army reporter David Kleinberg over 40 years after his post as a combat correspondent, the play came across exactly as intended, raw with emotion.