A. A. Milne has succeeded in blending light drawing room comedy and subtle drama in an examination of family dynamics and identity. What happens when reality intrudes on genteel British family life?
Adapting a classic story is a tall order. It requires bold choices to convey Dahl’s eccentric tale of a chocolate dystopia, with its manic Oompa Loompas and colorful child-murdering, candy creations. This adaptation fulfills that goal admirably.
In Present Laughter, Kevin Kline gives a tour de force performance you don’t want to miss.
In the story of Judas’s life, Stephen Adly Giurgis has found a narrative more complex and murkier than a simple tale of betrayal. He has found a metaphor for a discussion of the meaning of hope.
In Women of Bilbao Aimée Marcoux-Spurlock brings to life some of Kurt Weil’s greatest music, from his early career in Germany to the Broadway stage. Her nuanced interpretations show us why Kurt Weil is an iconic composer of the 20th century.
Jonah and Otto is an exciting and haunting piece of theater whose echoes stay with you. The writing is exceptional and the performances are not to be missed.
Three Day Hangover has once again successfully melded comedy and classic play for a delightful evening of immersive theater. Don’t say “nyet” to this opportunity to enjoy the 3DH experience.
Throughout this memoir, Kaz collapses the various layers of her life – thwarted actress, budding writer, latent activist, undiscovered feminist – to step out from behind the mask of her personal history. She declares: I’m still here and I like it. And I’m not going away.
Singing with her characteristic gusto, Dexter attacks and retreats, blazing her way through the blues and finding new depth in unexpected ballads. She’s a real jazz baby.
“A Dog Story” is a charming love story with a very New York flavor. In his climb up the promotional ladder, an ambitious attorney is intent on finding a wife., but how to capture a woman’s attention in the midst of the clamor and hustle that is Manhattan living? The answer: get a dog! Nothing breaks the ice and warms the heart like an adorable dog.
The performance flows easily, with the actors executing the minimal set changes swiftly and with humor. Within the proscriptions of the physical space and the pared down nature of the production, the actors find numerous colors and levels, in some ways liberated by the imposed limitations. It is a testament to their commitment to ensemble and the director’s intelligence that they embrace this experience and run with it.
“Stupid f**cking Bird” is a crafty, seditious and dramatic re-interpretation of Chekhov’s “The Seagull”, that beloved chuckle fest about longing, lost love and death.
Fen is a beautiful piece of writing that tells of love, loss and longing. Sensitively presented in this excellent production by a talented ensemble of actors, the play comes to life in an evening of well-wrought storytelling.
This is the Soviet Union circa 1938. Stalin rules with an iron hand as the ghosts of old Russia hang in the air. How do you move forward when all you can do is look back?
“Now I’m Fine,” billed as a ‘grand scale experimental pop opera,’ is certainly grand scale something, but I am not sure what.