Some people who talk about Fringe offer a warning: it’s uncurated. Anything could get produced. The implication, of course, is that curation is needed to prevent bad art from getting through to where the innocent eyes of the public might accidentally see it. Even if that were true (it’s not), then we’d still have the […]
Archives for July 12, 2016
If Wendy Wasserstein were alive and well today, you’d imagine she would be writing such warm, witty and cannily perceptive plays as Susan Miller’s 20th Century Blues, a world premiere at CATF under the assured direction of Ed Herendeen.
Eight years ago, the Molotov Theatre Group made its debut with Blood, Sweat and Fears, a trilogy of Grand Guignol plays, at the late, lamented Playbill Cafe. I reviewed it then. (Wait! Eight years? How come I’m not any older?) It was amusing, but raw; some of the acting wasn’t quite up to the demands […]
This “Maritime Quest for Truth,” starts as passages from a journal or log of an elder statesman on board, Charles Boyd, also referred to as “Sir Charles” because of his sophisticated manner and status. It’s apparently his boat and mission. He contracted the crew on this voyage of an old whaling ship to Africa in 1896.
The Lady with the Little Dog, the story of a melancholy affair between a Russian couple which begins in 1901, is one of Anton Chekhov’s most famous and influential short stories.