Adrianne Krstansky, a marvelous actress, understandably exhibits signs of the strain of having to carry the entire production on her shoulders.
Probably as it should be for a group called the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, the performances in Julius Caesar are the thing.
In this innovative production, Hamlet comes off as Shakespeare’s most successful genre mash-up of tragedy and comedy.
The Whole World focuses on the incoherence that lurks underneath the empowering narratives we tell about ourselves.
Playwright Ken Urban doesn’t seem to have a strong point of view about his thirtysomethings-in-a-muddle; neither does he allow them to change or grow.
Despite some awkward staging decisions and the script tampering, there is plenty of lively drive in this production of Hedda Gabler.
Director Melia Bensussen handles the dialogue skillfully, but she also has an eye for creating vivid stage pictures which reinforce Chekhov’s dramatic themes.