Nick Embree

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HAPGOOD (Lantern): Rising to the challenge of a gleefully complicated spy story

Hapgood is not just a spy story, it’s also a physics story

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COPENHAGEN (Lantern): Observable quantities

I suspect that among the reasons COPENHAGEN has been so successful is that it invites us to believe that we are smarter than we actually are

Daniel Barland in BROKEN STONES at InterAct Theatre. Photo by Kathryn Raines

BROKEN STONES (InterAct): Searching through the meta rubble

What better theatrical vehicle for cynicism than “meta”: how many ways can the playwright fool an audience?

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GROUNDED (InterAct): The killing screens

GROUNDED is a tale for our times: war is most hellish when it resembles office life, reality is most profound rendered in pixels.

Frank X and Sally Mercer in InterAct’s UNCANNY VALLEY (Photo credit: Plate 3 Photography)

UNCANNY VALLEY (InterAct): What makes us human?

Post-modern technology collides with human ethics in InterAct Theatre Company’s revolving world-premiere production of playwright-in-residence Thomas Gibbons’ UNCANNY VALLEY.

photo by Mark Garvin

HEROES (Lantern): Quieter guns of August

It’s 1959. Two veterans of the Great War sit in silence. HENRI: I love the month of August GUSTAVE: I knew it couldn’t last, the world was at peace, and…