Cloud Nine – Caryl Churchill

The natives are restless and the British are horny. Welcome to colonial Africa in the heyday of Queen Victoria when men were manly and women submissive (but only when the servants were looking). British playwright Caryl Churchill won an  ...

Commmunion – Aidan Mathews

Dublin born poet and author Aidan Mathews studied at Stanford University under the philosopher and theologian Rene Girard. Communion is one of those plays which seems like the playwright is still working things out. Mathews has written something of  ...

Dancing at Lughnasa – Brian Friel

The texture of life in Dancing at Lughnasa starts out so simply, so much a cross section of the everyday, so ordinary, laced as it is with the comings and goings of quotidian life, the cooking, and cleaning, nattering,  ...

Gates of Gold – Frank McGuinness

Hilton Edwards and Miche�l MacLiamm�ir were two of the most important figures in twentieth century Irish theatre. Edwards was best known as a producer and director and MacLiamm�ir an actor, although he was also a designer, writer, and director  ...

…And Then You Go On – Samuel Beckett

The Complete Critical Guide to Samuel Beckett The story is told of the 19th century actor, down on his luck, who was reduced to touring the smallest and most tattered theatres in rural America, performing by himself before ragtag  ...

Blue Surge – Rebecca Gilman

Of the new young playwrights who have emerged in the past decade, Rebecca Gilman is unique in that she has embraced a kind of drama that most of her contemporaries have rejected: the social problem play. Her plays are  ...

Davis Gaines

Davis Gaines is a Broadway musical star, widely know for his portrayal of the title role in the wildly successful musical, The Phantom of the Opera. He played the role of Anthony in last year's concert version of Sondheim's  ...

Attempts on Her Life – Martin Crimp

Martin Crimp's Attempts on Her Life is a courageous and fascinating experiment in the creation of a new kind of play. There is no plot in the traditional sense, there is no central character who actually appears on stage,  ...

The Elephant Man – Bernard Pomerance

The current production of The Elephant Man is curiously out of balance. It strains to soar into the realm of mesmerizing theatrical magic with brilliant acting by Billy Crudup in the title role, but it is tethered by several  ...

Glamour – John O’Keefe

Somewhere in the true story of poet-scholar-novelist Robert Graves and his lover Laura Riding, also a respected poet, there may indeed be buried a dramatic and compelling play, but Glamour by John O'Keefe does not unearth it. Many of  ...