Homebody/Kabul – Tony Kushner

In the shattered world of post-9/11, Tony Kushner may have found his time. Kushner has long embraced the often scorned label of "political playwright," always searching in the work of others and in his own work for the socio-political  ...

Glengarry Glen Ross – David Mamet

If Glengarry Glen Ross is about one thing, it’s about talking. Not ‘talking’ in the sense of ‘talking over issues’ or ‘talking about feelings/relationships’, not talking as in ‘shooting the breeze’ or ‘chewing the fat’, but ugly, desperate, jittery  ...

The Glory of Living – Rebecca Gilman

When all the elements come together--a powerful play; sensitive, theatrically savvy direction; strong acting all the way down to the small roles; sets that fulfill perfectly their role of providing a believable world for the play; and costumes and  ...

Havana is Waiting – Eduardo Machado

Playwright and university professor Eduardo Machado was part of an interesting and rather bizarre footnote to history. In 1961 the Peter Pan Project, organized by a Catholic bishop in Miami with the cooperation of the CIA, brought thousands of  ...

The Breaking Light – Sander Hicks

The Breaking Manager (1999), Sander Hicks a collection of three plays including The Breaking Light Playwright and university professor Eduardo Machado was part of an interesting and rather bizarre  ...

The Gigli Concert – Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy’s deconstruction of affirmational therapy and the culture of pseudo-psychoanalytical holism was first performed in 1983. The date is of no particular significance, as the play is devoid of specific social or political references. It is not without  ...

James Joyces’ The Dead – Richard Nelson

James Joyce had a theory of "epiphanies" which posited that seemingly insignificant incidents can be the source of profound insights. The Dead, his short story first published in 1914, is his theory proven. In its brief length, a handful  ...

Cesaria Evora

Sooner or later it had to happen. Cesaria Evora put on shoes. Granted they were old-man slip-on bedroom slippers but shoes all the same. The grandmotherly diva of world music, famed for shuffling onstage in her bare  ...