First it was just strange dreams. Then it was sinister voices. Now, the followers of Cthulu roam the streets in search of the servants and sacrifices that can bring the Old Ones – specifically Cthulu — back from beyond and end our world as we know it. That’s the basic premise behind The Call of […]
It’s been more than a day since I left Before the Fall, and I still don’t know for sure that I can say what I think about it. That’s a crummy thing for a theater critic to admit, but I’m hoping to get points for honesty. I’ll set the scene. Before the Fall is an […]
“You should be honest with people, even when you’re doing magic, which is essentially lying.” That’s according to Penn Jillette, the loquacious half of the magic duo Penn and Teller and – at least in my house — the Patron Saint of Truth. So it is with A Gentleman and a Liar, a magic show […]
There are all sorts of weddings: Destination Weddings, backyard weddings, shotgun weddings, DIY weddings… the list goes on. They all, however, have a few things in common: At least one person is going to cry, and someone else (or perhaps NOT someone else) is going to get very, very drunk.
There’s an old logic puzzle about a farmer trying to get a wolf, a chicken, and a pile of corn across the river, but the farmer can only take two at a time in his boat. Leaving the wrong combination of items alone will end in something getting eaten. So in what order does he […]
I am not equipped to write this review. That much was apparent from the moment I saw Daryl “Spook” Spokane (Meshaun Labrone) stoically reclining on the day of his execution in Spook, a play written and performed by Labrone himself.
It’s winter in Evanston, Illinois, and a woman has gone missing. Her name is Mitzi, and beyond that we know just a scant few details: she works as an Administrator, is unafraid of bumble bees, appreciates expensive red wine, and has a good friend named Louise. So that’s a start.
If you’re over twenty years old, chances are you remember the lost art the mix tape. And yes, it’s a lost art. Don’t tell me you can still make a Spotify mix and send it to someone on Facebook, because that whole process lacks the AV Club-masochism of getting the songs to match up correctly, […]
I don’t know that I have the capacity to boil all of humanity down to a simple equation. Math was never my subject. And even if it were, I have to think the equation would look very different depending on whether I was walking through the park, hanging out with my friends, or, for example, […]
You hear it all the time: The thing that people most fear isn’t death. It’s public speaking. That may be true for most people, but if it applies to Dixie Lee Mills, the center of the one-woman show Adolescence 2.0, it certainly doesn’t show.
I don’t know what your high school experience was like, but mine featured every archetype in the book. There were jocks and cheerleaders; popular kids and weirdos; band nerds and nerd nerds; more than a few druggies, and a million little subcultures in between.
Here’s a fun game: Stop someone on the street and ask them to name a play – any play. I’ll give you 10-1 odds that they name one of the works of Shakespeare. The reason? They’re everywhere.