22 Boom! sounded like a sure Fringe favorite. Advertising that it does 23 plays in 70 minutes, it promised something like a Fringe buffet. Light, clever, crisp entertainment, and funny, right? Sadly, it felt like reading the comic strips with the punch lines cut out.
How do you solve a problem like Medea? Long a figure of fascination and derision in Greek mythology, the sorceress Medea got revenge on her two-timing husband Jason by killing their children. If that’s not odious enough—she got away with it. No justice or payback for Medea—because of her semi-divine status, her grandfather, the sun […]
The Second Girl wonderfully refracts remnants of “old world” social hierarchical values through the lives of two Irish immigrant women working in the kitchen of a New England summer home. The characters grapple with life transitioning from the old country, fitting in how they can, making do, going through their routines, and becoming part of […]
Two years ago at CATF, playwright Chisa Hutchinson caused a stir with her rich and raucous two-character dramedy Dead and Breathing, about the right to die and the haves versus the have nots.
If Wendy Wasserstein were alive and well today, you’d imagine she would be writing such warm, witty and cannily perceptive plays as Susan Miller’s 20th Century Blues, a world premiere at CATF under the assured direction of Ed Herendeen.
This “Maritime Quest for Truth,” starts as passages from a journal or log of an elder statesman on board, Charles Boyd, also referred to as “Sir Charles” because of his sophisticated manner and status. It’s apparently his boat and mission. He contracted the crew on this voyage of an old whaling ship to Africa in 1896.