8 days ago | Theater
If you’re in need of a diversion in these terrible, wearisome times — and surely we all are — might I suggest Theatre of Note’s uproarious staging of Bill Robens’ Western parody under the imaginative direction of Jaime Robledo. The infallibly on-p...
15 days ago | LGBT
In some ways Robert O’Hara’s Bootycandy is like a confounding road trip: you get where you’re going eventually, but not before encountering a bunch of bewildering detours. The through line in this bold and bitterly satirical play is the path to ma...
20 days ago | Theater
The characters In Jonathan Caren’s contemporary comedy Need to Know use Facebook and the Internet to glean information about others, but while technology plays a pivotal role here, the playwright’s primary concern is ethics: specifically, how we t...
27 days ago | History
I first read about Nat Turner in my grade school history book. I learned he’d been a slave who had lead a revolt, and that he’d been hanged. The textbook explained that Turner had written a famous screed, Confessions of Nat Turner, published after...
1 month ago | Comedy
Dermot Davis’ dark comedy is set in the elevator of an urban hi-rise and performed on a proscenium 7-feet wide by 7-feet deep. That makes it unusually problematic to stage, though the challenge is ably met by director Tim Byron Owen and his game t...
1 month ago | Crime
As in Death of a Salesman, his 1949 Pulitzer Prize winner (and my personal favorite) Arthur Miller’s All My Sons looks at an American family in crisis and weaves their story into a broader vision of a morally bankrupt culture. Dated in tone and la...