LOVING LITTLE EGYPT Griffin Theatre Company I’ve never gotten up in a theater during the middle of a show and yelled at the stage, “Get on with it, will you?” […]
An arrogant New York disc jockey (Jeff Bridges) loses his soul after a brash remark of his to a phone-in listener triggers a mass murder. He meets a visionary street […]
Visitors to Nouvelle Experience, the new production from the Montreal circus troupe Cirque du Soleil, run the risk of getting carried away–literally. So if you’re attending this delightfully flashy mixture […]
MEFISTOFELE Lyric Opera They go to the opera, not to hear music, not even to hear bad music, but merely to see a more or less obscene circus. A few, […]
The city’s blue-bag recycling program stinks.
THE CORPSE GRINDERS Some Mo’ Productions at Transient Theatre Gross, misogynistic, and utterly unnecessary are a few of the words that describe The Corpse Grinders, Some Mo’ Productions’ theatrical adaptation […]
Metal chairs are arranged tightly in four rows of six. The shades are pulled down, but not far enough to hide the grids covering the outside of the windows of […]
Lead Story According to an April report from the Denton, Texas, police files, a motorist was unfazed when an unmarked truck (transporting medical wastes from Parkland Hospital in Dallas to […]
Was CSO executive director Henry Fogel surprised by the players’ strike? “This has been an educational experience for him, ” says trumpeter and union negotiator George Vosburgh.
The medical metaphor of 1903 was neurasthenia, an effeminizing weakness that Teddy Roosevelt cured by strenuous exercise and military adventure. Today we might call it the wimp factor.
FEMALE PARTS at Stage Left Theatre A ROOM OF MY OWN (AND I’LL PROBABLY HAVE TO CLEAN IT MYSELF) A Stage of One’s Own Theatre Company You’ve come a long […]
The book’s jacket promises a tale of “grief, recovery, codependence, and love,” making it sound like a perfect bedside companion to the typical 12-step manual. Until, that is, Emily slides […]
A LOT OF FISH THERE ARE: OOBLECK SHORT PLAYS Theater Oobleck In January of 1990, when I reviewed Theater Oobleck’s spectacular When Will the Rats Come to Chew Through Your […]
THE RAZOR’S EDGE Theatre of the Reconstruction at the Garage Larry Darrell was one of the original slackers. Long before it became the prerogative of self-aggrandizing rock stars and junior-year-abroad […]
Elmer Gertz, the most famous nonpublic person in the annals of American law, turns 85.