Poe was a master of more than horror stories. He also wrote satires, humor tales, and hoaxes. For comic effect, he used irony and ludicrous extravagance, often in an attempt to liberate the reader from cultural conformity.
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theatre, has calledIn Darfur “A theatrical offering that is also a call to arms.”
This classic 1955 Pulitzer winning play is set in the Mississippi Delta plantation home of cotton tycoon Big Daddy, who clashes with his son Brick and Maggie the “Cat”, Brick’s wife.
Ibsen’s timeless conflict between the hypocritical “moral” majority and a truth-teller is even more riveting in Arthur Miller’s hands.
Madame Tussaud lives on in wax, and in a not-yet-published play by Trina Davis which is the final offering in WAM Theatre’s “Fresh Takes” play reading series.
Two plays that tackle today’s politics: one about those who want to take away choice, and the other about climate change deniers. Plus commentary on how this makes for good theatre.
A literate, intellectually stimulating evening consisting of a staged reading with compelling characters followed by good conversation and refreshments.
The kitchen is the arena for the never-ending battle of the sexes – with laughs aplenty – in a play that’s divided into two acts and two generations with two different issues from 1970 and 2005 to keep the verbal sparring lively.
The first of Shakespeare’s Henry plays will round out an adventurous eleventh season for Boston’s peripatic Actor’s Shakespeare Project
James Earl Jones, Blythe Danner, Nathan Lane, Brad Cooper, Glenn Close, Ewan MacGregor, Martha Plimpton and Stockard Channing are only a few of the name actors to open in new shows in the coming months. Plus Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Martin Sheen, Candice Bergen, and Diana Rigg.
Back with brand new stories, brand new songs and brand new gowns, the fabulous, flamboyant and forever fascinating Charles Busch is not to be missed.
The playwright Christopher Durang admits he “takes Chekhovian characters and themes and puts them in a blender.” The resulting brew is full of both laughter and pathos as a family discovers how to come together again.