But if a dramatist butchers everything – what will can be put in its place? In the case of “M” it is nothing; nothing I can see or understand.
Theater Review: “Lungs” — The Protocol of a Bittersweet Romance
Presence is the sense that the actors live in the here and now, every minute, every second they are on stage. And Liz Hayes and Nael Nacer do that in the New Rep production of Lungs.
Theater Review: Another View of “Other Desert Cities”
Life can be found under any stone, in any crack in the sidewalk. But I admit I yearn for being taken on a grander voyage, higher, deeper than any sitcom can take me.
Theater Review: Wrestling With Art
Ultimately the evening is NOT about wrestling. It’s about the root, the very nature of art. About the love of craft; about wanting and needing to create.
Fuse Theater Review: “Cupcake” — A Musical for Pastry Lovers
If you’re into pastry, Cupcake is for you. But if you expect something more filling, then I’m afraid you’ll have to wait for this creative team’s next baking session.
Theater Review: “Time Stands Still” — A Too Distant Echo of the War in Iraq
When young photographers went up to the famous war photographer, Robert Capa, and asked him what they could do to make their pictures more gripping, he said: “Go closer!”
Film Interview: Helen Whitney — Film as Spiritual Autobiography
Award-winning filmmaker Helen Whitney: “My films form a kind of spiritual autobiography. I’m always searching for subjects that allow me to ask the big questions: Why are we here? Why must we die? Is this all there is?”
Theater Review: The Irreverent Passion of “Three Pianos”
In “Three Pianos,” three young actor-musicians unite in their irreverent passion for the music of Franz Schubert.
Theater Review: Six Young Actors (and Their Director) In Search Of a Play
There are moments in Hideous Progeny (especially early in the second half) that grip and move the audience. But there are not enough of them. I dare this gifted troupe of theater makers to be more inventive, take greater risks, and live up to their so obvious promise. Hideous Progeny by Emily Dendinger. Staged by […]
Theater Review: Gloucester Stage Company Tries The Impossible
Now why, you might ask. Why is there no reaction? Why does everyone involved, chose to ignore the scandal? Because, playwright Alan Ayckbourn would say, that is how most of us are. To paraphrase “Hamlet”: We rather bear the troubles we know, than — by opposing them — create even bigger ones.