As sure as “the crow/Makes wing to the rooky wood,” Mrs. Macbeth is going to fall tragically short when it comes to being an inspirational role model for marginalized females everywhere.
BLKS is a bouncing, romping, profanity-laced, and sex-filled roller coaster — but it also has an important message for those who are not Black femme sisters
At the very least, Ionesco’s drama about the unreality of the world should produce shudders as well as chuckles.
This is the voice of a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, patient, and author who wrote a memoir on her own terms. I can’t wait for Sarah Ruhl’s next play.
A hatred of self and others sits, relatively neglected, at the center of Adam Rapp’s script.
Unfortunately, it’s becoming increasingly rare for Boston area theater companies to produce shows that are as deeply rooted in our local culture as this one.
Audiences who are open to a show that provides both riotous comedy and bracing truths will find plenty to think about in this deconstruction of one of the Bard’s most problematic problem plays.
Wild Horses is a sort of hybrid of familiar coming-of-age stories: Little Women meets Summer of ’42, with a dollop of Stand By Me tossed in for intrigue.
Are Boston’s stage critics disengaged from reality? Or is it that they are afraid to speak up?
“In these plays, part of my job is to unflatten history in a way that’s engaging, and also shows us that it’s okay for us to feel overwhelmed and confused and scared by the world — that we’re not so different from the people who came before us. They got through it, and we will, too.”