The Artistic Home’s production of Eurydice is, to use a word dropped throughout the show, interesting. On one of the first cold Saturday nights of the year, I left the production (directed by Kathy Scambiattera) ambivalent. Sarah Ruhl’s upheaval of the ancient myth is gorgeous and juicy, layered with a disdain for macho mythology and […]
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Idle Muse’s In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) amuses, but falls short
Sarah Ruhl examines old-fashioned female “hysteria” and newfangled treatments.
This Melancholy Play is also twee as hell
Sarah Ruhl’s contemporary farce crosses the line from self-awareness to self-parody.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone resurrects the lost art of taking other people’s messages
The Comrades’ production of Sarah Ruhl’s play strikes a balance between ordinary and uncanny.
The Comedy of Errors, Marie Christine, and eight more new stage shows to see
A cartoon-inspired staging of the Bard and a creole update of Medea are among this week’s best bets.
Gypsy, Machinal, and three more new theater reviews
“The greatest book musical of all time” and a Woyzeck for the jazz age are among this week’s best bets.
Blood at the Root, The? Unicorn? Hour?, and eight more new theater reviews
A drama based on the Jena Six and an unclassifiable show at the Neo-Futurarium are among this week’s best bets.
The Tall Girls; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; and eight more new theater reviews
A League of One’s Own for Depression-era women’s basketball and a musical based on the Australian cult classic are among this week’s best bets.
The Old Man and the Old Moon and the New Innocence
Pigpen Theatre Company’s musical fable The Old Man and the Old Moon drowns in charm.
The Poetry Foundation’s new blood
A chat with the Poetry Foundation’s new president, Robert Polito
Victory Gardens Theater shortens its season
The company also looks for resident companies to share its space.
There is an astonishment that There Is a Happiness That Morning Is is
Theater Oobleck revives There Is a Happiness That Morning Is at Victory Gardens Theater
Failure: A Love Story fails to get by on its charm
Seth Bockley directs Philip Dawkins’s Failure: A Love Story at Victory Gardens Theater
Romance meets plain old love in Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss
In Kurt Vonnegut’s delightful 1961 short story “Who Am I This Time?,” a shy, bumbling small-town clerk named Harry Nash transforms into an electrifying lothario whenever he’s onstage at the community theater. Helene plays Stella to his Stanley and falls madly in love with him, but realizes that their onstage passion can be sustained offstage […]
Unafraid of Virginia Woolf
Sarah Ruhl adapts Orlando.