But, amidst all this excitement, there was an undertow of concern in the crowd at this year’s IRNE Awards.
In The Humans, Stephen Karam suggests that America can be a heaven that, in a moment, might flip into hell.
“You can be certain that when the show begins and you hear “Mack the Knife,” the choreography will suggest scenes of slashing and murdering.”
Adrianne Krstansky, a marvelous actress, understandably exhibits signs of the strain of having to carry the entire production on her shoulders.
The late Larry Coen was a mainstay in Boston theater.
Despite its drawbacks, this is a powerful production that speaks to what is happening today.
When it comes to helping artists make a living, social media turns out to be a mixed blessing.
Reading Nikki Giovanni, one is inspired to never cower, to never beg, to never surrender.
The bottom line is that we simply aren’t given a requisite sense of the play’s embrace of tragedy.
“Both poet/playwrights wrote with the same swings between tragedy and farce we live with now in America.”