Blithe Spirit – No�l Coward

Thirty years after his death, the plays of No�l Coward continue to be performed with great frequency, an indication both of public popularity and of roles that make desirable vehicles for actors to do star turns. Broadway will see  ...

Hinterland – Sebastian Barry

London: Royal National Theatre February 28 - April 20 There are interesting thematic and structural feints in Sebastian Barry’s new play, and it contains enough political, philosophical, and psychological threads to suggest a genuine  ...

Bedbound – Enda Walsh

Enda Walsh has yet to achieve the international renown of Conor McPherson, but he is one of the most ferocious new voices in contemporary Irish theatre. He shot to fame in 1996 with the production of Disco Pigs, a  ...

The Castle – Franz Kafka

Near the end of The Castle, K sits outside the forever closed gate of the mysterious castle to which he desperately wants to gain admittance. Herr Erlanger, top secretary to the all-powerful Herr Klamm, has a line that is almost  ...

The Beard of Avon – Amy Freed

San Francisco American Conservatory Theater January 10 - February 10, 2002 With historical records from the sixteenth century a whole lot less than complete, it's no wonder that generations of scholars have speculated endlessly  ...

Hobson’s Choice – Harold Brighouse

Off-Broadway is traditionally known for experimental theatre. So how about an experiment that provides the following: a good story of the romantic-comedy genre, with some real romance and genuinely funny lines and situations, a stage full of colorful, appealing  ...

Ecco Porco – Charles Breuer

In a scruffy old converted public school in Manhattan's East Village, Mabou Mines, a bit on the old and scruffy side itself, presents Lee Breuer's new play, Ecco Porco. Breuer was one of the founders, thirty-one years ago, of  ...

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  ...