Eurydice – Sarah Ruhl

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Anna in the Tropics – Nilo Cruz

What happens when people refuse to change, will not accept technological advances, and do not know how to cope in a world that has passed them by? Playwright Nilo Cruz explores these predicaments in his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna  ...

Alma – Joshua Sobol

Alma Mahler not only (sequentially) married the composer, Gustav Mahler, Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and novelist and poet Franz Werfel, but she was a lover or romantically connected to painters Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, composer Alexander Zemlinsky and  ...

Addicted – Mark Lindholm

"Energy without grace," is how actor/comic Mark Lundholm describes his years as a speed, cocaine, and alcohol abuser and criminal, but Addicted, an auto-biographical, one-man show, manages to bestow the stage with both energy and grace in spades. In  ...

Hedda Gabler – Henrik Ibsen

Our review of a Broadway production of Hedda Gabler The current Hedda Gabler at the New York Theatre Workshop goes for big sound, big gestures, on a big--nay vast--stage, where it takes  ...

I Am My Own Wife – Doug Wright

Homosexuality remains controversial well over three decades after it became widely politicized at the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Gender issues, a wholly different set of variables, have, in large measure, followed the gay issue into the limelight, but more  ...

Bug – Tracy Letts

The telephone rings. You pick it up. No one there--or maybe the light click of a hang up on the other end. Who called? Why didn't they speak? Why did they dial your number if they didn't want to  ...

The Black Rider – William Burroughs/Tom Waits

A rectangular coffin-like black box, back lit, rises, floating mysteriously from the horizontal to the vertical. A woman's leg juts out, dangling flirtatiously with the audience. A group of bizarrely dressed and made up characters enter from the box  ...