Reviews

ReviewsThe Public’s Julius Caesar: Uneven but Fascinating

  During the first half of The Public Theater’s production of Julius Caesar, two banners of past presidents hang from the rafters on the set. On one of them looms the portrait of George Washington, a man who removed his … Continue reading

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ReviewsA Review of Hypokrit Theater Company’s “Romeo and Juliet”

People discovering Romeo and Juliet for the first time, whether reading the play in high school or watching one of the several popular film adaptations, are often the same age as the two main characters. Their innocence and ability to … Continue reading

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ReviewsA Review of Peach and Frog Theatre Company’s “King John”

The press release for Frog & Peach Theatre Company’s production of King John advertises the play  as “Game of Thrones, Shakespeare style.” It’s a catchy descriptor and in some ways an accurate one. The plot of King John shares some … Continue reading

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ReviewsA Review of What Dreams May Co. Theatre’s “Macbeth”

Macbeth is a play about the relationship between power and corruption and how absolute power corrupts absolutely – and much like the title character and his wife are seduced by power, many a reader or audience member is seduced by … Continue reading

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ReviewsThe Triumph in “Breaking in the Body”

Stories and dramas about successful athletes tend to follow the same pattern, cycling through the character’s various setbacks and triumphs until the day of the big competition, where all of the hard work and grueling training sessions the character endured … Continue reading

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Reviews“A Girl Without Wings” Takes Flight

A Girl Without Wings, a play by Jason Williamson, first took flight at the IATI Theater on October 7th. The obvious pun in that sentence doesn’t begin to do justice to this gorgeous, lyrical re-imagining of a popular Andean myth, … Continue reading

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Reviews“Will Work For” Shines an Uncomfortable Spotlight on Unemployment

There are few art forms that are as risky and brave as the one-person show. Dacyl Acevedo’s Will Work For, a soloNOVA ARTS production, is brave not only for its format, but for its subject matter. Written and performed by … Continue reading

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ReviewsA Review of Haberdasher Theatre’s “The Wonderful Remix of Oz”

Once upon a time, a little over a year ago, an independent theatre company by the name of Haberdasher put on a production of The Wizard of Oz that captured the spirit of the original story while sneaking in plenty … Continue reading

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ReviewsBtVS and Consent Issues: Buffy and Spike, Post-”Seeing Red”

“BtVS and Consent Issues” is a series I began writing over a year ago with the goal to examine episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer where rape, sexual assault, sexual coercion, and/or violation of consent were major plot points. I … Continue reading

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ReviewsBtVS and Consent Issues: Episode 6.19 – “Seeing Red”

[Note: I’m writing a series about consent issues in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I will post a new entry in this series every month. In this series, I will look at an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that deals … Continue reading

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