Heidi Schreck weaves together civics, feminism, and personal history in this vital production.
Douglas Turner Ward’s 1965 satirical one-act holds more historic than contemporary interest.
PG-13 • 1 hour 47 min • 2014
Not even Anna Lauris’s showstopper–she single-handedly performs an entire operetta–can salvage this uninspired assemblage of dated novelty songs by playwright-songwriter-bon vivant Noel Coward. A coproduction with Geva Theatre Center in […]
This lovely little show is like a Shakespeare comedy set to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade, full of wise and generous leaders, beautiful young couples, comic relief, and easily averted trouble. Or perhaps […]
The Hypocrites’ take on a play about madness isn’t just deliberately maddening–it’s actually physically uncomfortable.
Sarah Kane’s play is about power: the power to define, to control, to make others confront something terrifying–like this work, especially in the Hypocrites’ unremittingly intense production, which requires the […]
In an early essay Woody Allen assumed the role of a hanger-on whose anecdotes were all identical except for the name dropped. “Then Scotty Fitzgerald punched me in the nose.” […]
In 50 blistering minutes the four unnamed characters delivering Sarah Kane’s prose poem, talking against rather than with one another, manage to distill all their individual and collective existential struggles. […]
The headliner may be Frederick Ashton’s 1964 The Dream, danced to the music of Mendelssohn. But the real story is Jiri Kylian’s gorgeously abstract four-movement Return to a Strange Land, […]
Though this production inaugurates a space for “artists working outside the traditional methodology of the text-based theater,” director Blake Montgomery’s elegant, clean-lined Hamlet is radical only in that it returns […]
In Robert Koon’s new play, the stranger who comes to town is death, and the focus is its impact on the dead woman’s ex-husband and sister. John Dewey is a […]
Frenchman Victor Haim’s play sending up the affectations of theater intellectuals and the divas who love them must have been a laugh riot in Paris, where the existential poseur was […]
Soldiers’ tales obscure the truth in one play and illuminate it in the other.
Griffin Theatre Company director Jonathan Berry understands perfectly the significance of J.B. Priestley’s title: time is as much a character in this 1938 play as any member of the Conway […]