Every once in a while you encounter a show that makes you laugh so much it hurts. But rarely do you get a show that, sometimes seconds later, causes painful silence in the crowd. The fact that the late Joel Drake Johnson’s Rasheeda Speaking first premiered in 2014 (at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble) is an all-too-pointed […]
If you think Congress is inept in a crisis now, just wait till you see what 2465 has in store! In Brendan Pelsue’s dystopian dramedy, Wellesley Girl, the U.S. has been reduced to three (or maybe four, if you count abandoned Wellesley) towns in Massachusetts—the only places on the eastern seaboard where, thanks to MIT […]
Lee Edward Colston II’s play leaves it all on the table—and the floor.
Deborah Zoe Laufer’s existential comedy has charm, but not much staying power.
Robert O’Hara skewers the showbiz of race in this sly satire with a twist.
Two hit musical comedies and a drama examining the Chicago Police Department’s “systemic racism” are among this week’s best bets.