The Living “is about the impulse to draw back, to lie, to conceal, and to retreat versus the impulse to gather, to commune, to cooperate, to find common ground. Those two conflicting impulses seem to inform our response to every disaster.”
Those who survive the climate crisis will regard American theater’s current indifference with incredulity and disgust.
“We believe the way to move through these times is 6 feet apart and ALL TOGETHER.”
Vibrant, independent theater in Boston and throughout New England will not be sustained if the demolition starts at the bottom and moves up.
I’m suddenly startled by the almost simultaneous appearance of two killers, neither of them COVID-19, each seemingly unbeatable in its own way.
One of the masterpieces of Russian drama is done justice in a English version that successfully captures much of the wit and fluency of the original.
I’m curious to see what happens next. I’ll keep writing plays, but I might need to hone my skills as a handyman just in case this whole theater thing doesn’t pan out.
Theater is seen as a cleansing illness that sets out to obliterate the illness we blithely accept as health.
The White Plague uses dread to shock us into empathy for ourselves, to be alarmed by the fragility of our bodies as well as the resources and ethics of the medical system.
The late Terrence McNally was more than just a masterful playwright. He also forged new roads in musical theater.