The Irish Rep is offering a high-spirited farce for the holidays. London Assurance, a nineteenth-century drawing room comedy is so completely over the top guffaws are sometimes in order. A huge cast on a tiny stage benefits from some lively choreography. Mugging at the audience is encouraged. And a few vaudevillian tricks work surprisingly well. The price of a ticket buys you a little “time travel.”Read More
Author: Kathleen Campion
Power Strip, despite being freighted with all the tales of innocents ravaged and legendary conquest pillage the world has ever seen, is a right-now story. In the grim confines of a Syrian refugee camp, Jasmin is forced to re frame her notions of virtue and value. This is a thoughtful play that stays with you.Read More
Brian Cox stars as LBJ in The Great Society at the Beaumont. Playwright Robert Schenkkan takes a second swing — telling the second chapter in the Johnson legacy. Johnson’s ambitions for his war on poverty, and his actual accomplishments to that end — Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps and more — are imperiled by the turbulence of sixties. The Vietnam War ruins him and the Civil Rights movement, which he’s supported and advanced, cannot stomach his pace.Read More
Broadway Bounty Hunter — the noisy musical comedy at the Greenwich House Theater –is the theatrical rendition of “Go Big or Go Home!” Nowhere is there a flimsier premise: aging Broadway actress is recruited to be a martial arts bounty hunter. I won’t tell you the premise works; it’s just that the show is so much fun, and the performers so winning, and the production so acute. I’m saying GORead More
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