“Beware them, as they have pussy power!” Or do they? This show is a comedy inspired by a tragedy, Greek playwright Euripides’ The Bacchae. In case it has been a while since you last refreshed your memory on the theatrical offerings of Greece in 504 BC, that’s the tragedy in which an angry Dionysus gets […]
Watching a great sex comedy provides some of the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Watching a bad sex comedy is painfully awkward and embarrassing. The creative team behind Mr. Taken has given us something that sits solidly between those two extremes. There are things to like about this show, but, while not cringe-inducing, […]
This show is Art with a capital “A”. It is awe-inspiring. It is life-changing. As the actors inform us in the prologue, it may, in fact, be “the most important piece of theatre you will ever experience.” Just kidding. This show is ridiculous.
Go to the Argonaut, grab a beer and then head upstairs and sit a spell. Dana Scott Galloway will transport you to Gloryland. It’s an archetypal Texas small town with “Nine churches, two flashing lights,” and not much else.
The Princess & The Pea (Or) A Millennial’s Guide to Dating wasn’t what I was expecting. Based on the show’s description in the Fringe guide, which includes the ominous phrase “you are the next contestants on The Princess & the Pea,” I was afraid that there might be audience participation. Much to my relief, there […]
Watching storyteller Ellouise Schoettler’s Hello Girls: Unknown Heroines of WWI is an edifying experience. In her one-woman show, Schoettler sheds light on the little-known history of the “Hello Girls”, American women sent to France during World War I to operate telephone switchboards as part of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. If this sounds like a […]
In Greek mythology, messenger god Hermes and mortal Ariadne inhabit completely different stories. In Awake All Night, the two share a tale, although they are still separated by a long distance. This new musical, written and directed by Itai Yasur, casts Ariadne as a college student. Hermes is her boyfriend—probably her soon-to-be-ex boyfriend, we realize […]
If you are a regular viewer of Latin America plays, you will find a familiar quality in Our Lady of the Clouds. If you are new to the style, this show presents a good opportunity to give it a try. Written by Argentinian Aristides Vargas and performed here in an English translation, the play is […]
For the average Joe there’s typically not much excitement in the world of televised political debates. The most drama the audience can hope for is a candidate forgetting to wear the obligatory American flag lapel pin. If we’re really lucky, we might get a comedic Internet meme out of the deal (remember those “binders full […]