Question: What do you do when you have an intimate musical booked into a theatre the size of the Goodyear Blimp. Simple. You start risers at the lip of the stage and let them climb all the way up to the Mezzanine. The people who sit in the top row, as did I, feel a little like Peter Pan. It is a wild effect. Wonder why it was never done before?
As to holler If Ya Hear Mei – prior to this I knew bupkis about Tupac Shakur. Well, a teeny bit. He was a rapper of some note who was murdered in 1996. And I guess I know a little more than that because there were some musical numbers in this show that I sort of recognize.
The night I attended this show I was in a serious minority on this. Which did not stop me one teeny tiny bit from having a great time.
In a sense, a reading is a greater test of a script than a full-fledged play, precisely because in a reading all you have are the words. But what could be more appropriate for a figure as invested in words as Oriana Fallaci? She is the subject of “Fallaci, a Woman Against,” one more performance in the eclectic two-week run (June 9 -24) of In Scena, the Italian Theater Festival taking place in all five boroughs of NYC.
FROM OUR LOS ANGELES REVIEWER SARAH TUFT: Man’s Dominion is a tour-de-force created out of nothing more than a fake clown nose, a true story and a lot of real talent. Playwright David Castro crafted this spellbinding journey from a series of monologues based on the real event of an elephant lynching in Tennessee in 1916.