Pullman, WA, by Young Jean Lee, is in some ways one of the simplest of plays, and in some ways one of the most baffling. It requires only three actors, and each may be of either gender; no scenery and no props are required. Pullman runs about one hour, lacks character names, and lacks a
an analysis The themes and meanings of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane are more numerous, darker, and more important than may be readily apparent. The play is known for its implied commentary on society’s attitude toward homosexuals and heterosexual practice out of wedlock; but certain other, perhaps less obvious messages are even more fundamental. Sloane
Aly Ettman, who directed Chesapeake with us, is now part of the “superb cast” of the drama Time Stands Still (see the DCTheatreScene.com review), in Arlington through March 29. Peter Caress, our lighting designer for Chesapeake, designed lights for Time Stands Still.
The fact that The Iceman Cometh, by Eugene O’Neill, was a huge, sold-out hit at the Brooklyn Academy of Music proves that serious theatre is alive in the U.S. (Iceman closed March 15.) This big play of love and hate, forgiveness and punishment, self-knowledge and self-delusion, is also unmistakably a play of ideas. The fact that
Stephen Jarrett, who has agreed to direct our version of Entertaining Mr. Sloane by Joe Orton recently directed Cops, by Terry Curtis Fox, as part of the two-play program Crime and Punishment in America, at The American Century Theater, Arlington. Cops is gritty, brutal, horrible, and disgusting, as it should be, and got excellent reviews. Both Cops
Here are some thoughts by one of our founders. Theatre and Destruction of Identity: Certain Major American Post-World War II Plays Share a Theme This week, in taking a break from my play, I’d like to share some reflections, in the form of this essay. -–Bill Goodman, April 26, 2013 For some years, I’ve noticed
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For more background on the medieval masterpiece we produced in 2013, see the Wikipedia article.