Two plays from major American dramatists interrogate how we come up with the stories we tell about ourselves.
“An Annie Baker pause is about the people themselves, beating themselves up, figuring out what to say next.”
You should see GSC’s The Flick, but be warned that the drama works in spurts and starts
The final impression left by The Flick is one of exhilaration.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker’s John is a haunting feminist drama about women and madness.
In “The Flick,” Annie Baker creates youngish characters that my students at Boston University would call “relatable,” exploring how self-delusions, stereotypes, and fear keep them from connecting in a meaningful way.
By planning ahead, and purchasing one flexpass, I was able to see a trio of plays in New York during a single weekend for well under $200 — a bargain price for world-class theater productions.
This is a play where characters don’t remove their clothes but the walls they’ve built to protect their inner selves.
October brings in epics from the classics (Shakespeare and Dickens), ghost stories from the classics (Poe, Henry James), a tragicomedy from a classic (O’Neill), and a comedy from a classic (Ben Jonson). Annie Baker, Ethan Coen, and the Rude Mechanicals provide some welcome respite from the tried-and-true. Given the state of the economy and the […]