Melinda Lopez’s superb new translation of Yerma makes the language of the play approachable, even conversational, without losing the beauty of Lorca’s poetry.
A newly published book of translations and two upcoming Boston-area stage productions confirms the enduring elemental power of Federico García Lorca.
Grand Concourse does wondrous things: it encourages us ponder our own growth toward faith while emphasizing with the struggles of others.
“Theater is my pathway to sanity,” Melinda Lopez explains.
No one I know is neutral about this kind of material and I was pleased to watch a play that did not shrink from its many complexities and challenges.
Dramatist Melinda Lopez’s “Becoming Cuba” holds your attention even after you see just where it is going and why.
Charm’d magic casements, opening on the Foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. — To a Nightingale, John Keats, 1819 GRIMM: The Brothers’ Tales Remixed & Re-imagined . . . Written by Gregory Maguire, Kristen Greenidge, Melinda Lopez, Marcus Gardley, Lydia R. Diamond, John Kuntz, and John ADEkoje. Directed by Summer L. Williams and […]
Underneath the discouraging array of customary exhibitions there are some reassuring productions of the new this month, with a smattering of New England and world premieres. Culture Vulture thinks that Richard III will be a highlight at Shakespeare & Co; I am also intrigued by Company One drawing on local playwrights to revamp the tales […]
Highlights on stage this month include the world premiere of a drama about evolution by a respected local playwright and an intriguing collection of plays and musicals that bring an unusual perspective to topics ranging from love and music to extinction and dehumanization. And the wait is over: a show featuring singing dinosaurs has arrived. […]
To mark the dedication of the New College Theatre at Harvard on October 17, a panel of four playwrights gathered to address the question “Does Playwriting Have a Future?” To allay suspense, the answer is yes (whew, that’s a relief).