In a convent of cloistered Catholic nuns, a baby lies in a wastebasket. She has lived for less than an hour, before being strangled with her own umbilical cord. In another part of the room, her mother, a holy nun, lies unconscious and bleeding, mind and memory in ruins. The pathologists and psychologists and police […]
Archives for November 11, 2019
Review: White Pearl, a blistering satire on racism in the skin care industry
In White Pearl, playwright Anchuli Felicia King quickly throws the audience into a keenly contemporary conflict: a viral social media PR crisis, with a company accused of racism. [adsanity_rotating align=”aligncenter” time=”10″ group_id=”1455″ /] Inspired by an actual 2016 controversy that played out in Thailand, the blistering satire White Pearl (making its U.S. premiere at Studio Theatre) […]
Review: Lovers’ Vows. Will they? Won’t they? A delightful farce from We Happy Few
Abstinence and sex. Sex and abstinence. They’ve long vexed the masses, from noble to peasant as far back as the 1700s, when British writer Elizabeth Inchbald translated a German play roughly titled Love Child and called it Lovers’ Vows. Jane Austen—yes, the Jane Austen—mentions Lovers’ Vows in “Mansfield Park,” keeping the play, which was scandalous then for its open discussion […]
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