Two detainees, two cops, two (or is it three?) gruesome child-murders — that’s the triad of pitch-dark dualities that underpin The Pillowman, a Grimm-ly funny brothers-in-extremis fable that earned a best-play Tony nomination a decade or so ago for black-hearted Irish dramatist Martin McDonagh.
Archives for March 15, 2016
You can’t trust anything these days, especially memories. Being human, we treat them like modeling clay—stretching, reshaping, pounding and molding our memories until they are the lumpen leftovers of our personal folklore.
Arena Stage’s ten-production 2016-2017 season will feature theatrical presentations of true events (including a new play by local playwright Jacqueline Lawton), as well as a two-play Lillian Hellman festival, another appearance by Kathleen Turner, and a couple of old favorites, the company announced.
In It Can’t Happen Here, one of the candidates for president of the United States declares “the people are sick to death of political chatter…It’s time to ACT” — and promises to “build a wall of steel.”
Sweat, Lynn Nottage’s meditation on the deteriorating American working class wrapped in a who-done-it, heads up a list of six finalists for the $25,000 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, the American Theatre Critics Association announced this weekend.