One of the hardest things about producing a Shakespeare play is making it feel up to date. Paraphrasing Jack Crew when contemplating playing Hamlet in Slings and Arrows, “Every time the audience hears ‘To be or not to be,’ they won’t be hearing my voice; they’ll be hearing the voices of all of the famous […]
Archives for November 4, 2015
Hell is … Nu Sass takes on Sartre and suffering
Starting this week, Nu Sass stages Sartre’s famous play as it was first presented, performing No Exit in a living room size venue with space for just 20 people. Here, director Angela Kay Pirko examines her discoveries from the play.
The Cripple of Inishmaan from Scena Theatre (review)
The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh takes place in the isolated Aran Islands, off the coast of Ireland, in 1934. The familiar rhythms of life on the island of Inishmaan are disrupted when news that a Hollywood film crew has arrived to make a movie about life on a neighboring island.