Shakespeare’s text has been streamlined for easy consumption on a summer’s evening — there’s no intermission, lots of physical comedy, and a party vibe.
“Plays about climate are notoriously difficult , not only because the science is complex and has become politicized, but also because audiences don’t flock to work that shows us the terrifying realities of our world.”
“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.”
The Niceties gives us an invaluable opportunity to hover outside of the current political debate about race and American history.
The Royale launches the Merrimack Repertory Theatre season with a gloriously theatrical punch to the gut.
Chill is a solid enough attempt to dramatize a millennial coming-of-age story, but it is reluctant to probe very deeply into the guts of the zeitgeist.
The Convert is a complex historical drama that shows us individuals crushed among powerful contradictions.