Jamie Gardner 6 a.m., June 16
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You could almost call the play Inside of Our Heads
During its early scenes, a play makes a kind of pact with the audience: “Here is tonight’s theatrical world.” It could be cartoony absurd or Victorian Gingerbread Age ornate. But this is default mode, how ...
Each year sees several plays about two couples who begin amicably and end up as flying body parts
Robert Frost's poem "Mending Wall" contains a character who repeats the line “good fences make good neighbors” like it's a kind of mantra. Karen Zacharias’ Native Gardens begs to differ. Most of the 90-minute comedy ...
Both on stage and in the story, the women are directed
When they first meet, Mariam can’t stand young Laila. With good reason: in her early 30s, Mariam’s the dutiful wife of Rasheed, an abusive control freak. To him, she’s lower than a house cat. Now ...
The dashes become madder, the hand-offs quicker, and the stage becomes a whirling kaleidoscope.
Noises from backstage during a performance — i.e. “noises off” — are one of the great bugaboos of live theater. They could be anything: flubbed costume changes, microphone left on, missing prop. They yank us ...
It even has “Chapters.” “Marriage,” “Children,” “Boredom,” “Destruction.”
A divorced friend on a collision course with #2 confessed: “I don’t choose well. Maybe someone should pick ex- #3 for me, like an arranged marriage.” Anna Ziegler’s The Wanderers, in a world premiere at ...
The actors indeed had to soldier on through the titters and giggles of the audience
“The most certain sign of decadence in a nation is the fact that it cannot witness the performance of tragedy but must ever be titillated by comic entertainments.” –St. John G. Ervine, author of John ...
A Thousand Splendid Suns and the plight of The Afghan Girl
Afghanistan’s most famous face belongs to a name few have ever heard: Sharbat Gula. Mainly, she’s famous for enduring a very, very difficult life. As a child, she trekked fifty mountainous miles to escape the ...