The title character in the musical Dear Evan Hansen is a clinically anxious high school student who is so friendless that he can’t get any classmates to sign the cast on his broken arm, except an even worse misfit named Connor. But then Connor commits suicide, and his death turns Evan’s life around.
Archives for May 6, 2016
Transmission, the newest and final offering from this iteration of the playwriting collective The Welders, tests my inherent resistance to superlatives. But the problem with resisting the “mosts,” “leasts,” and “-ests” of the world is that sometimes a show deserves them, and Gwydion Suilebhan certainly deserves superlatives for his superlative…thing.
Projections follow music and carry us from clouds to forest canopy. But how quickly the woods change to a panorama of deforestation. Magnificent trunks become denuded logs and are carried by rail as poles to hold up electric wires. Next come belching industrial smokestacks. Director Francesca Zambello will not let us off from bearing witness […]