BLOOD ON THE CAT'S NECK Torn Space Theater/Adam Mickiewicz Literary Center
Torn Space Theater seems to alternate between little-known but well-presented plays and the off-the-wall shows with cleverly designed lighting and sound. “Blood on the Cat's Neck” qualifies as the latter.
May 17, 2013, 02:38
THE GOD OF ISAAC Jewish Repertory Theatre/ Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre
Probably one of man's oldest quests is for himself or herself.
We're going this right now as Americans: What does it mean to be an American?
What is an American?
May 14, 2013, 02:37
OEDIPUS: FATE, FOLKS, FUN AND FABULOUSNESS Brazen-Faced Varlets/Rust Belt Books
Greek theater had an indelible connection with Greek religion and often reflected those gods hanging around Mount Olympus.
Some times, they would head down to Earth and cause problems.
May 11, 2013, 23:51
MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS American Reportory Theater/Bittner Hall
“Gone With the Wind” is considered one of America's great movies, a vast panorama of the Civil War and Reconstruction, a cinematic look at history, of freedom and slavery, North against South and love amidst war.
It's also one of the great apologies for slavery and the myth of Confederate aristocracy and the Lost Cause.
May 9, 2013, 12:17
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Kavinoky Theatre
It's a life unrequited, a moment of stardom and 40-years of alcohol-fueled despair.
May 3, 2013, 16:05
ON THE WATERFRONT The New Phoenix Theatre/Subversive Theatre Collective and The New Phoenix Theatre Company
Victor Morales' Johnny Friendly dominates the stage for “On The Waterfront,” the magnificently-suited mob boss who controls and pillages his section of the Manhattan waterfront.
May 1, 2013, 02:25
AMERICAN BUFFALO Irish Classical Theatre Company
We don't see Brian Mysliwy on local stages very often since he's involved in a band...on out-of-town stages...and, vocally on those distracting video games.
That's why it's good to see him back, again on the Irish Classical Theatre stage, this time with “American Buffalo” as the manic, psychotic Walter “Teach” Cole.
Apr 28, 2013, 15:04
HORACE Post-Industrial Productions/Manny Fried Playhouse
“Horace” is a depressing play about depression.
Jon Zelasko's play is about a young man who has lost his significant other and is lashing out at his remaining friends about his situation.
Apr 26, 2013, 16:14
THE CLEAN HOUSE Road Less Traveled Productions/RTLP Theatre
You know Sarah Ruhl's “The Clean House” is going to be a different theatrical journey when it opens with a long joke in Portuguese which is apparently sexual.
It's an indication Ruhl doesn't give into regular theater customs since Victoria Pérez doesn't then repeat the joke in English and we never do understand its story.
Apr 21, 2013, 15:29
'SWONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical MusicalFare Theatre/Daemen College
George and Ira Gershwin became Broadway and Hollywood legends in the early decades of the 2pth Century, when America was changing in the massive immigration from overseas and from the South.
Those migrants brought their music with them from the world and from the Deep South and the Gershwins and others were there to mix it all together and create “The American Songbook.”
Apr 17, 2013, 22:34