The masochist believes in the transformative power of magic, of the variety that the goddess Circe used to turn Odysseus’ men into swine. To the masochist, the beloved is a goddess (Venus, perhaps), who, in Her infinite power, squeezes everything out of him which is not consumed with her. He loses all free will, and […]
Archives for October 30, 2018
Review: Sheila and Moby, a perfect fit for Flying V
Local playwright Patrick Flynn has spent the last two years developing his new comedy about growing up and proving how“adults can be idiots, just like children.” Sheila and Moby receives its world premiere in an intriguing and entertaining production by Flying V Theatre, whose motto: ‘Be Awesome’ could have been the rallying cry for young Sheila.
Review: Sweat, Lynn Nottage’s brutal, brilliant sucker punch at Everyman Theatre
The white-hot rage and caustic bitterness against de-industrialization, unemployment, minorities, and immigrants, not to mention races and religions other than white and Christian, may have escalated in the Trump administration, but it didn’t start in 2016.
Review: King John. Aaron Posner rescues this lesser Shakespeare
Director Aaron Posner has assembled some of the most splendid, certainly several of them among the most beloved actors who tread the local boards. Indeed, Folger Theatre has done further valuable service by bringing King John, a little done and most notoriously challenging play, to their stage.
Review: East of Eden at NextStop Theatre
East of Eden is an American classic, a huge and sprawling novel, stretching from the Civil War to World War I and from California to Connecticut. John Steinbeck — who won the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes — considered it his best work. “I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice […]