Forever Tango

Suggested reading: Tango: The Dance, the Song, the Story (1997), Simon Collier (Editor) Paper Tangos (1998), Julie M. Taylor Quickstart to Tango (1998), Jeff Allenan Tango and the Political Economy of Passion (1995), Marta E.  ...

Beauty in a Broken Place – Colm Toibin

Dublin, 1926: the skeptical representation of the 1916 rebellion in The Plough and the Stars has provoked riots. The grieving widows of Republican martyrs are being hauled through the streets by Irish policemen and the public is outraged. Lady  ...

Candide

Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein ... Like virtually every other major production before it, the Royal National Theatre’s Candide has undergone considerable alteration. One of the great flawed Broadway musicals, the show has been endlessly  ...

A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen

A century and a quarter have passed since Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House scandalized respectable audiences and delighted independent thinkers. A lot of progress has been made since then, especially in the area of women’s rights. But, as the  ...

Fully Committed

Ethan Sandler in the San Francisco production We have this godawful new word in the language: reservationist. (It's certainly not in my Random House Unabridged.) The word emerged, one supposes, because it is only in recent years  ...

The First 100 Years

With a nod to the French novelist, clown/comic actor Geoff Hoyle has written a "remembrance of things Proust" - Jack Proust, that is ("little or no relation to Marcel"),an aging comedian living in an abandoned theater. Essentially a solo  ...

Glengarry Glen Ross – David Mamet

When David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross burst onto the American stage some two decades ago, it exploded with the force of a supernova. The language and in-your-face violence of these everyday con men and losers defined the Mamet style,  ...

Ghost Stories by Ibsen

Ghost Stories by Ibsen Ibsen's Rosmersolm is a dark, spooky play featuring one Rebecca West, arguably the most demonic heroine in all dramatic literature, including Lady Macbeth. Set in a ghostly, old manse near a flooding llrace  ...