Alice Childress’s Trouble in Mind made its off-Broadway debut in 1955, but it never made the leap to the Great White Way (emphasis most definitely on “White”). The white producers demanded that Childress give her story about racism in the American theater a happier ending depicting racial harmony. (Pause for irony.) Childress refused at first, […]
Jen Silverman’s The Moors is a brilliantly executed pastiche of everything from Wuthering Heights (the gloomy insalubrious environs of the title) to Rebecca, complete with a menacing parlor maid/scullery maid named either Marjory or Mallory, and suffering from either an unwanted pregnancy or typhus, depending on what room you catch her in. (Played to perfection […]
A Red Orchid revives its 1995 staging for the Trump era.
Thought-provoking productions at A Red Orchid and Chicago Shakespeare Theater are among this week’s best bets.
Michael Shannon stars in Simpatico, a death struggle disguised as a comedy.
A Red Orchid Theatre stages Brett Neveus The Opponent