Do we still need Torch Song Trilogy? We’ve come a long way since 1981, when Torch Song Trilogy broke new ground with its presentation of homosexual men who wanted (gasp!) the option to have stable lives and loving families. The protagonist Arnold Beckoff is a drag queen, but not an alien. Minds were blown. Playwright […]
It’s August, so many people are gearing up to play fantasy football. For me, this is the time of the year when I like to play Fantasy Producer. While the 2012-13 theatre season has come to an end and the 2013-14 season is just starting, I’m already looking ahead to 2014-2015 possibilities.
“Anybody have a birthday today?” The young woman, a Transylvanian from the Planet Transsexual, calls out. She is wearing an excellent black leather corset and fishnet stockings, and her black makeup marks her eyes with lines in each direction, as if they were rifle scopes. It is seven o’clock, and the Rocky Horror crowd is […]
This most unusual, unsettling piece, Charlie Victor Romeo depicts the final moments heard on the CVR: Cockpit Voice Recorders known as the “black box” from airplane wreckage. Described as terrifying, riveting, spell-binding, mundane and boring as hell- Charlie Victor Romeo is all of the above and more. For me, it was actually good theater-admittedly, it […]
Did you read the title? Gosh, I’m almost too clever for my own good. Speaking of cleverness (I do the very best segue ways, too), there really is something remarkably intelligent about The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow. And while a person ought to expect a thoroughly synapse-popping experience during an evening of live theatre, […]