The mark of master storytellers is that they can make a given narrative hold resonance and power beyond the narrow context of the original time and place. By this standard, much art will ultimately fall short, stripped of its context and relevance as time marches on. The work that endures captures truth, even when in a different […]
A must-see, wacky send-up, Smartphones, is a fast-paced one-act about the fear of life without a mobile phone. Written in English by Spanish playwright Emilio Williams, award-winning director Joe Banno gives it a larger-than-life staging.
Something is amiss in a converted church on 20th Street, which the trenchcoated guards by the door – members of the cast – make plain. This is the world of The Trap, Ambassador Theater’s latest production, by Tadeusz Rózewicz, drawing inspiration from the biography of Czech surrealist writer Franz Kafka.