When Steven Dietz wrote Lonely Planet in 1993, the world was in the 12th year of the AIDS crisis, we didn’t have an effective drug regimen, and we were still mired in the belief that it was a “gay” disease. However, don’t confuse Lonely Planet with earlier works on the subject like Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart or Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. Dietz has written a very quiet, personal play about friendship in the midst of disaster. And because, at its core, Lonely Planet is about the relationship between two people, it transcends the specific circumstances of AIDS in the 1990’s, and feels very fresh and relevant today.Read More
Month: October 2017
Charles Busch is the camp Bruce Springsteen. As the second famous sexagenarian currently performing to full houses in a one-man musical retrospective, Busch surveys his upbringing while crooning tunes from the likes of Burt Bacharach, Bob Dylan and Jimmy Webb.Read More
By Constance Rodgers Belarus Free Theatre: Burning Doors is an intense theatrical essay on the attempted censorship and oppression of political artists whose works expose governmental injustices and hypocrisies. I say attempted, because thankfully we have brave philosopher/artists, who refuse to be censored, who resist living oppressed. Informed by it’s own experience of political oppression, Belarus Free Theatre created Burning Doors, from the harrowing stories of three artist, political prisoners, who in spite of the states classic and cowardly use of fear, imprisonment and torture continue to resist injustice, and express in full creativity their outrage at hypocrisy. These artist...Read More
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