For me, Sweat hits its riveting stride in its second half, when the pressures of the strike tests the relationships of its working class characters.
Sweat and Indecent serve as forceful reminders that art matters — as if proof was needed.
The Lyric Stage is presenting a moving production of Lynn Nottage’s cautionary tale about strength of character tragically misdirected.
“By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” suggests the dismissive attitude the public has toward African American actors, but the script doesn’t go far enough to make its title character three-dimensional.
The chief glory of the Lyric Stage production: an ensemble of eight actors that agilely accents the humor dramatist Lynn Nottage utilizes to temper her examination of the darker racial and political subtexts of the period.
The new year kicks off with some welcome signs of frisky energy, though it would be nice to see more new plays. Respectability is provided by a homage to Rose Kennedy as well as productions of Pulitzer and Tony award-winning scripts. Marionettes and politics arrive via Bread and Puppet and An Exciting Event. As for […]