In the process of exploring the ideas that shaped Lorraine Hansberry’s understanding of her art and the world, the volume confirms the writer’s relevance during these troubled but potentially transformative times.
You need to hear this play. Especially if you are white and already “know” Othello. Listen again (and again) and prepare to question old assumptions.
Director Jess Chayes has done all that is humanly possible to stage a lively live production under Zoom constraints.
The Catastrophist is an opportunity to begin processing our experience with a pandemic that has fundamentally changed our lives in ways we cannot yet fully comprehend.
This is a great work, more linear than Tom Stoppard’s earlier dramas, yet filled with such intelligence and compassion that it will be read and seen for years and years and, perhaps, over time be regarded as his richest, most haunting play.
The conversation between Ravi and his mother is funny, engaging, and often illuminating; their real life bond is palpable as the pair try to reconcile the young man’s hopes and dreams with his Indian heritage.
SpeakEasy Stage Company has (once again) chosen a bold script for its audience.
The show is made all the more powerful by the fact that we’ve now spent 12 months enduring Covid and four years of science denial and “alternative facts.”
What will the response be to this innovative marriage of Zoom theater and video gaming? Some viewers will welcome the mash-up, others will not.
It is difficult to think of a harder-working actor or one more devoted to his craft.