Fucking A – Suzan-Lori Parks

In the fall of 1988, as part of what was called a "fringe series" dedicated to providing "an innovative alternative to mainstream theater,"a play opened in a tiny theater in downtown Brooklyn with an evocative and ambiguous title, Imperceptible  ...

Avenue Q – Jeff Whitty/Robert Lopez/Jeff Marx

Avenue Q is an unalloyed, call-all-your-friends-and-rave, delightful, joyous, enormously entertaining hit. Bring out the critic's big box of laudatory adjectives--in this show it would be a talking box perhaps called Big Box and it would sing a witty or  ...

All My Sons – Arthur Miller

Online references on Arthur Miller Arthur Miller’s 1947 drama gets its first staging at the Irish National Theatre in a post 9/11, post Enron world which throws new complexions upon its study of the  ...

Blood Brothers – Willy Russell

Twin brothers separated shortly after birth lie reunited in death at both the rise and fall of the curtain of Willy Russell’s musical drama. Who is responsible? There are many suspects: two women who strike a deal to trade  ...

A Feast of Fools – Geoff Hoyle

From the Greek Mimes to Marcel Marceau and Beyond: Mimes, Actors, Pierrots and Clowns: A Chronicle of the Many Visages of Mime in the Theatre (2002), Annette Bercut Lust Geoff Hoyle has long  ...

The Chieftains

It seems as though the Chieftains have been together since St. Patrick got rid of the snakes, but actually it’s only been 40 years. And nobody can say that the venerable Irish group hasn’t changed with the times. Not  ...

The Distribution of Empathy – Karen Finley

From the moment Karen Finley walks onto the stage, you are drowned in a torrent of words. Alternately raving, rhapsodic – and, occasionally, calm and rational – she assaults the audience with the force of her persona. A force  ...

American Buffalo – David Mamet

David Mamet's stage language has become familiar to theater and film-goers over the last quarter century. Spare, sometimes cryptic, Mamet's dialogue dances around the subtleties of human experience, the edges of realities of which the characters themselves are often  ...