The Constant Wife – W. Somerset Maugham

Our review of the Amercian Conservatory Theater production of the play Well yes, it's dated, the battles of the sexes, but not because there has been a clear winner. Especially in the corner of  ...

Art – Yasmina Reza

There are few "small plays" that stay with the audience as well as Yasmina Reza's Art. Ten years ago, when this French play first appeared in Christopher Hampton's translation at the West End, the stellar cast consisted of Albert  ...

Here Lies Jenny – Kurt Weill

The setting is a basement saloon, presumably in a German city, Hamburg, perhaps, or Berlin. It's a rundown place, a place that may or may not have seen better times--the ideal setting for the songs of Kurt Weill. Weill's  ...

A Dolls’ House – Henrik Ibsen

Online references on Henrik Ibsen As Christmas approaches, paternal Torvald Helmer (Owen McDonnell) chides cheerful wife Nora (Hannah Yelland) for spending too much money, even though he is to become manager of a  ...

Blue/Orange – Joe Penhall

So why does Christopher think the oranges in the bowl are blue, inside and out? Dr. Flaherty swears it is evidence of his psychosis and, although it is the day set for discharge, is bent on keeping him in  ...

Electricidad – Luis Alfaro

Learning that Electricidad, is an adaptation of Sophocles’ Electra, should not deter even the most classic-aversive among theater goers from indulging in the wit and wisdom of MacArthur-genius-award-winning-playwright Luis Alfaro’s new play.In fact it is totally unnecessary to know  ...

The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams

The current revival of Tennessee Williams' family drama is luminous--a Glass Menagerie with acting and directing so smooth as to be virtually invisible. Put another way: David Leveaux's masterful direction delivers a newly eloquent version of the play.  ...