Breaking Character starts like the best of the best of teen films: with the popular and not-so-popular squaring off. Who’s right and who’s wrong is clear. The drama is undeserved, but oh so fun. Here, it’s Queen Bee and Girl Next door brawling at lunch as they vie for the affection of a dreamy new […]
Archives for July 12, 2015
If you are a regular viewer of Latin America plays, you will find a familiar quality in Our Lady of the Clouds. If you are new to the style, this show presents a good opportunity to give it a try. Written by Argentinian Aristides Vargas and performed here in an English translation, the play is […]
Human digestion is all about breaking down food into base nutritional particles for the body to absorb energy, grow, and repair itself when it’s hurt.
Brandon O’Donnell is dead and he’s left a hot mess in his wake. His family, grief-stricken, struggles through mourning in unhealthy ways, causing a truth to come to light that conceals fresh secrets. Secrets that will, inevitably, cause a dangerous repeat of the past.
Do you trust me? Really, do you trust me? Because if you do, stop reading this review right now and go see Blind Pug Arts Collective Presents: The Theatre of Self-Loathing Presents: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? because, if you read on I will be forced to ruin one of the greatest moments in theatre […]
An expert piece of craftsmanship, Salvation Road is the kind of drama that is guaranteed to be enjoyed by any who go see it, but nevertheless challenging to recommend. It’s got some strong, touching moments, some snappy humor, and a well-informed look at the world of religious cults, but little in the way of fireworks […]
Added Tweedledee, “you like poetry” “Yes, pretty well- SOME poetry” Alice said doubtfully – Lewis Carroll Using events from Lewis Carroll’s Alice books (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There) as well as many passages taken directly from these source texts, Alice follows the titular character through highlights […]
On paper, The Great Awkward Hope, a play about making a play about making a play, is a quirky little exploration into the art of making art and what it can say across racial divides. In practice, unfortunately, the play has very little substantial to say and what it does say it stumbles over. The […]
The tumultuous personal lives and demons of Hemingway, Mailer, and many of our greatest writers can sometimes overshadow their indelible literary achievements. In American Lit, playwright James F. Bruns offers an entertaining, if uneven, series of vignettes that capture titans of literature as they might have been in the quiet moments behind closed doors and […]
Don’t come expecting a history lesson. I know no more about the biographical details of Stokely Carmichael’s life than I did when I entered the theatre. Instead, what I got was a lesson in the message behind the man.
While the subtitle, “Stories I can’t f*ckin’ hear no more,” hinted at aggression, this was a performance that came from a place of understanding, not anger.
Behold the wretch. He squats before you, sputtering and muttering, shaking his sweat-drenched, alcohol-infused head and slapping his thigh repeatedly. He sorts through his bag of garbage, occasionally opening a piece of refuse, scribbling furiously on it, and throwing it away. His eyes dart back and forth, as though he is on the lookout for […]