Indian Summer

Indian SummerIndian Summer
by Gregory S. Moss
directed by Carolyn Cantor
Playwrights Horizon
June 19, 2016
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πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰ out of 5.

In that I teach high school, I am always concerned when a production begins with a teenager sitting on a mound of dirt emptying his shoes. I can just smell the expected angst and β€œteen issues” that the play will move toward. But I was surprised and delighted with Indian Summer. Continue reading Indian Summer


by Anais Mitchell
developed and directed by Rachel Chavkin
New York Theatre Workshop
June 18, 2016
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πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰ out of 5.

Everything about this works. This was one of the most full, delicious meals of theatre that I have had in a long time. I have always loved the story of Orpheus and Eurydice and that fateful trip into hell to rescue love – – I did see the Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses set in the swimming pool twice! I just love watching what contemporary drama can do to the Greek classic tales. Continue reading Hadestown


starring Lupita Nyong’o
written by Danai Gurira
directed by Liesl Tommy
Golden Theatre
June 18, 2016
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πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰ out of 5.

It is hard to believe that a play created as a female-driven drama about sex slavery and genocide could make to the same Broadway that features Dirty Rotten Scoundrels across the street and School of Rock a few blocks away. Much of this success is due to the debut of Academy Award winning Lupita Wyong’o who has stepped away from her Lancome cosmetic ads to tell this story of 5 women trapped in a Nigerian camp where they survive by selling their bodies. What a transition this young actress has made! Continue reading Eclipsed

Signature Plays: The Sandbox, Drowning, & Funny House of a Negro

Signature PlaysThe Sandbox
by Edward Albee
by Maria Irene Fornes
Funnyhouse of a Negro
by Adrienne Kennedy
Lila Neugebauer
Signature Theatre
June 16, 2016
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πŸ’‰πŸ’‰ out of 5.

Never in history have these three particular one acts been grouped together in one evening’s work. Of course, the reason they were pasted together is to mark the 25th anniversary of the Signature Theatre. Each of these one acts were produced by Signature Theatre during their playwright’s originalΒ residency. Continue reading Signature Plays: The Sandbox, Drowning, & Funny House of a Negro