by Chris Arnott | Aug 24, 2015 2:03 pm
This touring two-man musical whodunnit keeps most of its fun to itself.
by Allan Appel | Aug 20, 2015 12:30 pm
One is a “violence designer,” concerned with the safety of both actors and audience. The other knows how to purchase pronto a genuine 19th-century violin case on eBay, for only $30
by Brian Slattery | Aug 18, 2015 1:07 pm
Two guys. A piano. A couple props.
In other words, everything you need for a murder mystery in which Agatha Christie meets the Marx Brothers.
by Allan Appel | Aug 13, 2015 9:56 am
The bus was running wild at a “fearful speed” down Woodward’s hill.
by Chris Arnott | Aug 11, 2015 1:34 pm
Orlando, Virginia Woolf’s 1928 gender-shifting novel adapted by Sarah Ruhl, is given an unnecessarily arch staging by the Yale Summer Cabaret.
by Allan Appel | Aug 5, 2015 3:05 pm
Not all journeys home have to involve ten years of hardship and imprisonment, fighting a cyclops, or fending off angry gods.
Extricating yourself from a toxic relationship, emerging from a nasty bullying episode, or just moving out of the nest into college can be journeys as daunting as traveling from the siege of Troy home to Ithaca.
by David Sepulveda | Aug 4, 2015 3:51 pm
From the make-do space of Bregamos Community Theater (BCT), located at the end of a sunken industrial parking lot behind Fair Haven’s Erector Square, a new play has emerged to take its place among the pantheon of theatrical works being presented at a major theater festival.
by Donald Brown | Jul 28, 2015 11:43 am
Dr. Faustus is famous for his deal with the devil. For ages he’s been synonymous with reaching beyond natural bounds to achieve something unprecedented, but at a great cost.
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 22, 2015 12:35 pm
“I think I’m excited by every atom of it. It’s so very different to do a show that’s our project, our adaptation, our play, our writing. I get so connected to it,” said Andrej Visky, director of the Yale Cabaret‘s upcoming production of Faustus, as he described how what had begun as a long-term love affair with Christopher Marlowe’s play was now near completion. “I really hope that we are able to trick the audience the same way Mephistopheles tricks Faustus.”
by Chris Arnott | Jul 14, 2015 4:28 pm
Don’t let anybody tell you that Adah Isaacs Menken is obscure. She was one of the top-paid performers of her time, her popularity buoyed by scandals and rumors. She appeared nude — or appeared to appear nude — onstage, had numerous love affairs, and was of unusual ethnic heritage for a mainstream stage star in the late 19th century. (There were various claims that she was of Cuban, French, or Creole descent.) Her poetry collection Infelicia is still in print, and major biographies of her tend to come out every decade or so. She has more books written about her than a lot of U.S. presidents. The only thing that might make her more popular these days would be if she were still performing — which would be sensational indeed, since she died in 1868 at the age of 33. Just like John Belushi, Sam Cooke, Carole Lombard, Chris Farley, Eva Peron, Eva Braun, Bon Scott of AC/DC, and Jesus Christ.