The Homecoming – Harold Pinter

Despite shifts in the moral, social, and political climate since 1964, Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming remains a challenging work of theatre. It is complex, confrontational, and casually brutal about human nature. It is also linguistically rich, laden with levels  ...

Hamlet – William Shakespeare

Act V, scene ii. The death of Hamlet Eugene Delacroix lithograph, 1843 Director Sam Dowling’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s most widely-read play is a treat for both devotees and initiates. Though tightly compressed into a neat two  ...

Contact

Like the 1975 musical megahit A Chorus Line, Contact grew out of an idea nurtured in a dancers' workshop environment. But Michael Bennett's glittering musical was rooted in the personal experiences of the dancers within the workshop. The book  ...

500 Clown MacBeth

500 Clown Macbeth is the signature work of the Chicago-based performance art theater group 500 Clown. Intent on breaking through what’s known in theater as the Fourth Wall (that invisible barrier between actors and audience), three actors—Molly Brennan (Kevin), Adrian  ...

A CHORUS LINE

Conceived and Originally Choreographed and Directed by Michael Bennett Directed by Bob Avian www.achorusline.com At the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, New York, NY Broadway gypsies are back in the spotlight thanks to a crisp new revival of A Chorus Line, directed  ...

England, Theatre Review: culturevulture.net

by Tim Crouch Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane September 25-28, 2008 Presented as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival Directed by Karl James and a Smith Featuring Tim Crouch and Hannah Ringham Touring: Through 2008, 2009 -  ...

Big Maggie – John B. Keane

Big Maggie is a compelling vision of the Irish mother as sociopath. Maggie Polpin (Marie Mullen) is a just widowed mother of four living in rural Ireland, now sole owner of the family shop and farm. She a complex  ...

Eden – Eugene O’Brien

Despite great theatrical monologues from Irish dramatists including Beckett and Friel, new voices in Irish theatre are inevitably finding themselves in the shadow of Conor McPherson, who has virtually cornered the market on the form in the past decade.  ...

The First Picture Show

Suggested reading: Bad Women: Regulating Sexuality in Early American Cinema (1995), Janet Staiger And the Mirror Cracked: Feminist Cinema and Film Theory (1998), Anneke Smelik Black Women Film and Video Artists (1998), Jacqueline Bobo (Editor)  ...