We get to experience the empty pathos around a building demolition in which the faculty come together ostensibly to mourn their old school but instead wind up mourning the people they once were.View More EXIT STRATEGY (PTC): Saving the bell
Holter’s play calls out and subverts the “inspirational white teacher” motif in popular culture because EXIT STRATEGY avoids the Hollywoodization of the decay of America’s public school system.View More EXIT STRATEGY (PTC): All due respect
This year’s installment of the annual politically-incorrect political comedy skewers the presidential candidates and brings some welcome laughs to a troubled weekView More THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS (1812): The tenth anniversary of an annual favorite
Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer-winning play is a conversational piece with a high-paced ending and plenty of thought-provoking ideas.View More DISGRACED (PTC): Talking politics, religion, and culture
James Ijames’s MOON MAN WALK, the first offering by new playwrights’ collective Orbiter 3 presents a fantasy world and a very real story. And a manic pixie girl.View More MOON MAN WALK (Orbiter 3): Interstellar overdrive
The elements which displease other writers are what makes this production a success, according to Michael Fisher in review five of the ongoing Critical Mass series.View More MACBETH (Arden): Rare emotion and rarer straightforwardness [critical mass review #5]
Jessica Foley gives this week’s critical mass take on MACBETH at the Arden, part of a new review series on Phindie.View More MACBETH (Arden): Numb from the neck down, well almost [critical mass review #3]
Alexander Burns’ production of MACBETH at Arden Theatre Company is energetic and visually engaging, but it lacks ferocity and substance.View More MACBETH (Arden): Fast but not furious [critical mass review #2]
Burns maintains the energy and pacing of his best work for Quintessence and takes full advantage of the Arden’s high production values to create an exuberant and understandable version of Shakespeare’s masterpiece.View More MACBETH (Arden): Bloody bold and resolute [critical mass review #1]
Jen Silverman’s play tells the story of a young woman who has moved to London to escape the dangers of being a lesbian in South Africa.View More THE DANGEROUS HOUSE OF PRETTY MBANE (InterAct): Western sympathies come up against African cruelties
A thrilling, thought-provoking, wonderfully heart-wrenching play now receiving its world premiere by InterAct Theatre Company.View More THE DANGEROUS HOUSE OF PRETTY MBANE (InterAct): 60-second review
Henrik Eger interviews Jen Silverman about her world premiere play THE DANGEROUS HOUSE OF PRETTY MBANE! and the issues it raises.View More Pretty Mbane and “Corrective Rape”: Traveling around the world with playwright Jen Silverman
With references to Throwback Thursday, Snapchat, and that annoying five-second wait to skip a YouTube video, the show focuses our attention on the funny intricacies that make up our times.View More THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS (1812): 60-second review
This fall sees Revolution Shakespeare’s first full production: a New Orleans-inspired MACBETH, from October 1-12.View More The firstlings of their heart: MACBETH marks Revolution Shakespeare’s first full production
Lampooning everything from Hillary Clinton ‘not’ running for President in 2016 to NJ Governor Chris Christie ‘not’ closing the George Washington Bridge, 1812 Productions’ THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS delivers non-stop laughs in a fast-paced ensemble-devised review of today’s important issues.View More THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS (1812 Productions): Now a Musical and Better than Ever!
Drury’s funny, traumatic, inventive and timely play will stab at you, personally, at least once. She asks whether it is important that a story be told, or if it is more important that it be told in a certain way. She uses the events in Namibia to illustrate the cracks in our own culture, the divides caused by racial issues even among a group of people who would probably all vote for the same candidate..View More WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT (InterAct): Are You Black Enough?