From the first page of Martha Ackmann’s new book on Emily Dickinson, you know you’re reading something entirely different.
Vivian Gornick is an elegist of the transformative experience of reading and writing, what she calls “the companionateness” of books.
If you are a fan of Mike Nichols’ large and elegant body of work, you’ll regret as I did that the authors did not take the time to create the kind of book he deserved.
No author has addressed the issue of sexual assault so much on her own terms, and in such a personal and powerful way.
Playwright Rachel Bonds has written an often-hilarious script which nonetheless deals with such serious and widespread issues as spousal and child abandonment, drug addiction, the right to death with dignity, and same-sex adoption of children.
On the Exhale is one of the most powerful and uncompromising one-person shows I’ve ever seen.
The production strikes a fine balance between comedy and seriousness, public and private concerns, bringing a complex and compelling play to vibrant life.
If you enjoy singing and dancing in your theater seat to the sound of good music while learning a bit about American cultural history and its personalities, you will enjoy this show.
To see Raisin in the Sun in post-Obama America is to experience how a classic both remains emblematic of its time and changes resonance as time passes.
Opening on July 4, at a moment when immigrants and their living conditions are once again in the forefront of the news, Now Circa Then is an inspired choice.