The Harlequin Studies – Bill Irwin

One man on a bare stage under a strong white light–show business doesn't get more unforgiving than that. But the engaging Bill Irwin needs no forgiveness. Poised, in complete command of a graceful body in eloquent motion(ditto his mobile  ...

Entertainment – Alex Johnston

Ruminations on life, death, conscience and morality are presented in the form of a self-reflexive stand-up routine by writer and performer Alex Johnston. Touted as a ‘play’ and ‘directed’ by Bedrock Theatre Company Artistic Director Jimmy Fay, Entertainment is  ...

After Mrs. Rochester – Polly Teale

After Mrs. Rochester is an exploration of the life of Jean Rhys, author of Wide Sargasso Sea (1957), a novel which invents the childhood and early life of Mrs. Rochester, the insane and violent wife of Rochester in Charlotte  ...

Gem of the Ocean – August Wilson

For fans of August Wilson, Gem of the Ocean is a not to be missed event. Beautifully staged with set by David Gallo and direction by Marion McClinton, Gem of the Ocean, unfortunately misses for much of the remainder  ...

Auntie & Me – Morris Panych

The marketing campaign for the recent film About Schmidt made a fairly melancholic study of an older man’s slow realization of his many small failures in life look like a knockabout feel-good comedy. Scenes which in context formed part  ...

A Bad Friend – Jules Feiffer

Once upon a time in 1953 it was dangerous to be a "Progressive," a euphemism for a Communist, of whom there were many among the Jewish population in New York, especially in Brooklyn. A member of the community by  ...

His Girl Friday – Adapted by John Guare

His Girl Friday Adapted by John Guare from Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play The Front Page and the film The Royal National Theatre’s His Girl Friday is an adaptation of an adaptation. Accomplished screenwriter  ...

Franny’s Way – Richard Nelson

That’s Franny as in Franny and Zoey, not Fran as in Francis. The name is no coincidence. Franny is a 17 year old girl - strike girl, young woman – full of herself and reverence for J.D. Salinger. She  ...

Henry V – William Shakespeare

Online references on Henry V Nicholas Hytner’s modern staging of Henry V at the Royal National Theatre in London transfers Shakespeare’s patriotic myth to the gritty realistic theatre of modern warfare and in doing  ...