We learn a great deal about Hayim Nahman Bialik’s life in this biography. But the volume does not live up to its subtitle.
Theater Review: “I Was Most Alive With You” — Ambition is Not Enough
The effort to merge Deaf culture with the Book of Job becomes too much a burden for Craig Lucas’s family melodrama to bear.
Fuse Views: Southern Uncomfortable
You know we have come a long way when, just like everyone else, transsexuals can have their own mediocre musical.
Fuse Stage Review: Richard Nelson’s “Hungry” — The Terrible Beauty of Theater
Richard Nelson’s family members talk to each other, not to us. We are privileged to be permitted to listen in.
Book Review: “Vilna My Vilna” — A Moving Memorial to the Lodestar of Yiddish Culture
Abraham Karpinowitz offers a salutation of the heart to his beloved city of Vilna.
Fuse Theater Review: “Night is a Room”—Primal Bluster
Perhaps the yuck factor of Night is a Room’s sexual proclivities elicits giggles as a cover for not knowing how or for whom to care.
Theater Review: “Every Brilliant Thing” — Scrambles the Genres, Beautifully
Every Brilliant thing is evidence, which we may need, that life matters, and that theatre matters.
Fuse Book Review: The O’Neill and the Transformation of Modern American Theater — Personality and Process
In this book, personality trumps process, although The Eugene O’Neill’s Theater Center’s purpose is, at its source, process.
Fuse Theater Review: “Nalaga’at” (Please Touch) — A Daring Dramatic Struggle Against Absence
Theater is a public art. And yet, the irony here is that the most profound communication between individuals can be the least publicly communicable.
Theater Commentary: On “Absence” and the Presence of Understudies
I had the opportunity to see two performances of Peter M. Floyd’s Absence at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.