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Romeo and Juliet — Wilma Theater

Forget the bold but unnecessary opening that has a stomping group of chanters pulsating through a mostly alphabetized litany of key words and themes from “Romeo and Juliet,” punctuating every … Continue reading

February 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Octoroon — Wilma Theater

Beyond being entertaining and thought-provoking, Branden Jabobs-Jenkin’s “An Octoroon” is an experience. An exciting, exhilarating experience that is compounded, with exponential interest, by Joanna Setlle’s variegated, perceptive production, a landmark … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Hard Problem — Wilma Theater

It happened just now. I was playing my twice-a-day online trivia game. I saw the multiple choice answers. I immediately knew which one was right. I saw my 90 percent … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hamlet — Wilma Theater

For years, I have collected “Hamlets,” going hither and yon to see any production I could find. By now, I’ve seen more than 100 renditions of Shakespeare’s story about the … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq — Wilma Theater

In a folk song from the 1960s, Buffy Sainte Marie writes about “The Universal Soldier,” a man who transcends time, religion, nationality, ideology, and physical features to represent willing warriors … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

True West — Theatre Exile at Plays & Players

Lights and music punctuate the mood and level of tension as Sam Shepard’s sibling duel, “True West,” progresses in Matt Pfeiffer’s slyly engaging production for Theatre Exile.        Easy tones … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment
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