Lue Douthit, the director of literary development and dramaturgy at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, famously confessed about Coriolanus “I’ll be really honest to say I can’t understand all of it all of the time.” Whether or not you understand the Complete Works of William Shakespeare from cover to cover, 43 ½: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare’s Tragedies […]
I am not a dancer, really. Despite taking two years of dance in high school and scoring my own solo in 2014’s Fringe smash hit The Tournament, I would not consider myself an expert on the subject. Theatre I know well, but dance is a foreign language. It’s beautiful, I enjoy it, but I don’t […]
Holy. Crap. “You don’t hear this kind of talk in the theatre. Let alone a Fringe show.” No, really. Holy crap. This might be the best Fringe show I’ve ever seen.
Love in Ruins is a beautiful exploration of love, grief, and the healing process played out against the backdrop of the Spanish civil war. Based on the true story of the playwright’s parents-in-law, this is a gripping tale of love and loss.
Shortly after this production began, I couldn’t help but wonder: Has the writer ever seen a play? The plot holes are gaping, the mechanics of its world grating, and the general vibe of the production is: “Let’s do a show about theatre without addressing the way theatre actually works!”.
Think you’ve seen all the Shakespeare you need to see? Think there is nothing more we can tap from this century’s old well of tales?? Can you possibly be even THINKING that we don’t need another retelling of R&J, but this time set in America at a confusingly vague time period?! You’re probably right.