3 days ago | Race & Ethnicity
Playwright David McMillan’s Watching O.J. cogently encapsulates the passions and perspectives surrounding the murder trial of ex-professional football star and actor O.J. Simpson, which captivated America and much of the Western world this month, ...
22 days ago | Theater
One of the more striking elements in playwright Luis Alfaro’s work is his ability to successfully transpose Greek tragedy into stories about Mexican-Americans and Latino immigrants. Myths that may not feel relevant to many of us suddenly become es...
1 month ago | Death
Traumas from our childhood frequently haunt us for the rest of our lives. In her uneven family melodrama Seatbelts Required, writer/director Kimberly Demmary writes about three half-sisters scarred by the cruel and random behavior of their manipul...
1 month ago | Human Rights
August Wilson’s plays are as much about the historical experience of African-Americans as they are about any one of his characters. This is certainly true of Fences, which begins in 1957, a year marked by federal troops on the ground in Arkan...
2 months ago | Country
Country Music Hall of Famer Patsy Cline was celebrated not only for her melodic voice and versatile repertoire but for her warmth, humility and readiness to promote the careers of others, especially women. First performed in 1988, Ted Swindley’s p...
2 months ago | Theater
Philip Dawkins’ unorthodox play Failure: A Love Story isn’t the first to counsel music, love and laughter as an antidote to death, but it may be unique in heralding that milestone in a blithe and gleeful way. The chirpy songs and capricious plot t...