Tuesday, October 31, 2017

My review of the new M. Butterfly on Broadway


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M.Butterfly - David Henry Hwang's bizarre East-West socio-political romance, updated and back on Broadway. . . Read More

My review of the "new" M. Butterfly on Broadway --

>M.Butterfly M.Butterfly - David Henry Hwang's bizarre East-West socio-political romance, updated and ba

Illyria- how the free shakespeare in the Park came under siege


Illyria
Illyria - Richard Nelson takes us back to 1958 when Public Theater founder Joe Papp faced the collapse of his dream of free Shakespeare productions. Given where it's runing the Shakespeare festival not only survived and thrived, bu it's still free! Read More

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Our review of People, Places & Things at St. Ann's


People, Places & Things People, Places & Things - Duncan Macmillan's play is a timely depiction of the physical, psychological, and social impact of addiction. It's hard to imagine the sundry crafts of theater being brought together more expertly to dramatize the peril and pain of life at the mercy of drugs. Read More

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Portuguese Kid-- Trump jokes galore from John Patrick Shanley


The Portuguese Kid
The Portuguese Kid - John Patrick Shanley is back with another comedy about moonstruck losers. . .this one aiming for freshness with a running "how could you vote for Trump" joke. . . Read More

Monday, October 23, 2017

Stephen Adly Guirgis's Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train is well worth reviving


Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train - The play still warrants all of the praise heaped on the original production. It stands tall next to all of Stephen Adly Guirgis's work that has followed. .

Friday, October 20, 2017

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song with Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl


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Torch Song - After almost half a century Harvey Fierstein's story about drag queen Arnold Beckoff's quest for a satisfying love and family life is dated, an artifact of gay history on stage . . .but not so his dialogue is and characters . . . Read More

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Time andthe Conwayscorrection: a pre-edited version was accidentally loaded Friday-- correct version now on line!



Time and the Conways - J. B. Priestley's 1937 "time play" presents us with a diverse representatives of the British middle class attempting to prosper and regain its equilibrium in the years between the two great world wars

Saturday, October 14, 2017

my review of Time and the Conways as revived at the Roundabout



Time and the Conways - J. B. Priestley's 1937 "time play" presents us with a diverse representatives of the British middle class attempting to prosper and regain its equilibrium in the years between the two great world wars. . Read More

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Lover/The Collection -- two well worth seeing early Pinter 1-acts in DC

The Lover/The Collection The Lover/The Collection - Both these one-act plays by Harold Pinter deal with relationships in language that is spare and rich, illuminating as well as confusing. . . Read More

No Wake-- a funeral that turns a family drama witha love triangle twist


No Wake
No Wake - Though playwright William Donnelly doesn't always manage to make the glib banter and more painful undercurrents mesh fluidly, there is a lot that's heart-touching and compelling here.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things gets a 2nd Run


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Tiny Beautiful Things
Tiny Beautiful Things - Sheryl Strayed's "Sugar" adapted and performed by Nia Vardalos is back for an encore run at the Publis's Newman Theater. . . s Read More

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Desperate Measures--very, very loosely inspred by Shakespeare Western Musical is lots of fun

desperate measures Desperate Measures -the emphasis in this very loose take on Shakespeare's play is on comedy and the fine cast and ear-pleasing score succeed in making it wonderfully entertaining..