Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Expert performers and taut direction make this Cloud 9 a natural high.
To be truly effective black humor must have us laughing at something we fear, regret, or at the very least recognize.
Top Girls’ conflicts and political themes seem more relevant than ever in this excellent production.
The laughter in the production serves a useful purpose: it distract us from the serious narrative problems in Caryl Churchill’s script.
A trio of superb off Broadway plays explore the complicated faces of love and lust — from the seamy to the sublime.
British dramatist Caryl Churchill proffers a valuable line of satiric attack on our delusions of doing good, so it is easy to forgive the dramatist her broad and scattershot comic approach.
The Whistler in the Dark production does right by the gaunt power of “Vinegar Tom” — if only dramatist Caryl Churchill hadn’t served up such a tidily edifying coven of alleged sorceresses.
The year kicks off with few unusual productions — companies are depending on proven New York hits, such as the Yasmina Reza duo, the Tony award-approved “Red,” and “Green Eyes,” though the Tennessee Williams curio tantalizes.
It should be pointed out that in London it is possible to see more shows in a limited time than one can do in the United States. Why? Because it has long been the sensible practice to stagger weekday matinees. By Caldwell Titcomb Shakespeare first, of course. The British quite rightly never tire of “Hamlet.” […]