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Joel Beers

Tristan and Yseult at South Coast Rep

A Medieval Romance Becomes a Boisterous, Monty Python–Esque Satire (GO!)

Don't be turned off by the source material, a Medieval romance that has inspired everything from a Wagnerian opera to a film starring James Franco. Love in all its passion and pain is at the center of the British-based Kneehigh Theatre's production of Tristan and Yseult, currently at South Coast Repertory on......
Nikki Massoud

Theresa Rebeck's Zealot Depicts a Fustercluck Over Middle East Politics (GO!)

Geo-political and religious implications abound in Theresa Rebeck’s world premiere play Zealot. An American diplomat is locked in a fierce battle with a British diplomat over the fate of a Muslim woman accused of committing heresy during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia. But while issues of faith, convoluted history, and diplomatic maneuvering......