While it may have augured well for its creator, who died in 1992 at age 33 after receiving several major awards, it seems to have lost much of its vigor in the intervening decades.
The sprawling emptiness of the South West’s desert is mirrored in the hearts of four troubled characters in Abe Koogler’s “Fulfillment Center”, an exploration of existential anxiety and human disconnectedness set in and around a New Mexico shipping facility.
A grieving father and husband, Nikolai Koslov (Declan Conlon), is having a hard time letting go of his rage. After his wife and two children lose their lives in a plane crash, his main concern is for those who survived. Was it an accident? A terrorist act? Who is responsible? And, most of all, who will be punished?
Inspired by the format in which Tennessee Williams and Eugene O’Neill honed their craft, EST has held annual short-play marathons since 1977, breaking new ground by putting new and established writers together on the stage.
“Locker room talk” doesn’t even begin to describe the dialogue in the play’s beginning scene, which might nevertheless make you smile through very gritted teeth. It’s as broad as humor gets, and it makes for rather juvenile comedy.
Ms. Antonia Bennett, daughter of legendary singer Tony Bennett, made her Café Carlyle debut last night to a packed room, one that, she informed us, included “many familiar faces.”
All is Bright by Dan Moyer concluded the series and offered the most nuanced material, allowing its capable cast to flex more complex actorly muscles.
Winnie is optimistic but vanquished, charming and irritating, funny and dejected. Her endless banter is but a mirror of our restless minds, condemned to seek order amidst chaos, and crave respite from the unceasing ebb and flow of our delights and sorrows.
By Massimo Iacoboni What’s a father to do when he finds out his teen age son is being bullied at school? How do you grow up Latino and proud in contemporary America? Are today’s bullies just another incarnation of yesteryear’s Spanish Conquistadores? These are just some of the questions asked and answered, in his trademark agitator style, by performer and writer John Leguizamo, who unleashed his considerable wit, as well as scores of...