Feature: Staging an intervention

by David Templeton It started on my Facebook page. Six little words, posted as a private...

Theater: Dried-up American dream

by Charles Brousse The American Dream is getting yet another bashing in Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit,...

Theater: Extreme brevity

by Charles Brousse June was quite a month for the American Conservatory Theater. Not since Bill...

Theater: Emotional dynamite

by Charles Brousse When plays and musicals are praised for their “theatricality,” it usually means...

Theater: One for the books

by Charles Brousse If you’re hungering to see one of the best late-20th century American...

Theater: Flying high

by Charles Brousse Every Sunday through June 21, Peter and Wendy are making regularly scheduled...

Theater: Coming clean

by Charles Brousse While I’m no lover of punning, it’s hard to resist the temptation...

Talking Pictures: Reimagining

by David Templeton Who is Batman’s sidekick?” asks actor-director David Yen, reading aloud from an...

Theater: Amen!

by Charles Brousse When the quality of manufactured goods like kitchen appliances, clothing, furniture and...

Theater: Defying explication

by Charles Brousse It’s hard to know what to make of Mona Mansour’s The Way...

Theater: Double bravura

by Charles Brousse Like rare night sky conjunctions of the solar system’s major planets, it...

Theater: The perils of love

by Charles Brousse It all depends on expectations. That’s my prediction of how audience members will...

Theater: Tour de force

by Charles Brousse No doubt you’ve noticed a tendency among theater critics, myself included, to...

Theater: The family tree

by Charles Brousse Julie Hebert’s Tree, which just opened a six-week run at the San...
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