Nathan the Wise, a fascinating old play that recalls an era when Jews, Muslims and Christians got along, begins at Classic Stage with an acknowledgement of the present: All the actors are arguing (in Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, German) — until F. Murray Abraham quiets everybody (in English): “We have a story to tell.”
Archives for April 13, 2016
Dial ‘M’ for Murder at Olney Theatre Center (review)
Dial ‘M’ for Murder is not so much a “whodunit” as a “will-he-get-away-with it” thriller. But it kept audiences guessing in the early 1950s in London’s West End and later on Broadway. And it still works.
Hunting and Gathering at Rep Stage (review)
Have you ever mocked how TV characters of modest means live in apartments way beyond their means (e.g., NBC’s Friends)? Rep Stage has a play for you. The regional premiere of Brooke Berman’s clever Hunting and Gathering features young New Yorkers facing the challenges of transience in a difficult real estate market and an equally […]
Folger Theatre to include rarely produced Shakespeare play in its new season
A new adaptation of an old story and a successful adaptation of an even older story will join two Shakespeare plays (one of which is produced quite rarely) in Folger Theatre’s 2016-2017 Season, the company has announced.
Chesapeake Shakespeare takes on their first musical next season
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will do some time-traveling in its 2016-2017 season, with four plays from Shakespeare; another story taken from the Bard’s lifetime; an iconic Christmas story from Victorian times, and a musical — their first — from September, when life was slow and oh, so mellow.