Playwright John Guare once posited that every story can be boiled down to either Romeo and Juliet or David and Goliath. A third archetype, I would submit, is the Mom or Dad Issues Play (Goliath moms and dads notwithstanding). And yet, though playwright travis tate’s new work, Queen of the Night, is part of a […]
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Exploring the intersections of Blackness and queerness onstage
In a recent New Yorker essay on Charles J. Shields’s new biography Lorraine Hansberry: The Life Behind ‘A Raisin in the Sun’, Blair McClendon notes that the editors of The Ladder, the first national lesbian publication, tried to persuade the playwright to publicly come out after the success of her Broadway play. “Hansberry said that, […]
Disco diva Loleatta Holloway got a second wind from house music
She had her biggest hits in the late 70s, but the rise of sampling helped keep her on the charts for decades longer.
Twist Your Dickens, A Klingon Christmas Carol, and nine more new theater and performance reviews
A Second City show at the Goodman and a Star Trek-inspired Dickens adaptation are among this week’s best bets.
Cerveza de los Muertos: Where did this stuff come from?
Does it strike you as odd that a brand-new “Mexican Craft Beer” would spring into existence all over the country at once?