3 days ago | Theater
There is a sense both of sumptuous grandeur and of the epic in A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story. The former is due entirely to José Luis Valenzuela’s handsome and masterful production, while the latter can be chalked up to playwright Evalina F...
17 days ago | Theater
“We don’t see things as they are,” declares an opening title of Anaïs: A Dance Opera, “we see them as we are.” The statement, as any habitué of Tumblr or Pinterest can attest, is a virally quoted epigram by Anaïs Nin, the 20th century diarist, exp...
26 days ago | Theater
There has always been a compelling correspondence between religious ceremony and theatrical performance. Whether it’s the “ritual theory” advanced by Victorian classical scholars that ancient Greek theater developed from Athenian religious drama, ...
1 month ago | Theater
The first thing to know about My Girlfriend is an Alien! by Keith DeFacto is that the play isn’t written by somebody named Keith DeFacto. It has no extraterrestrials in it, nor is it a prequel to the 1950s proto-feminist drive-in classic I Married...
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2 months ago | Theater
Polish theater has always been shaped by the kind of volatility that might be expected from a country poised on the fault lines of European culture, religion, politics and history. For the generation that lived through the cataclysms of two world ...