Bob Verini


Review: 'Agamemnon'


The Getty Villa's outdoor presentation of "Agamemnon," part one of the Oresteia trilogy, mightily meets the two main challenges of staging Aeschylus and his Greek brethren for a modern audience.


Review: 'Memphis'


Beale Street -- that mile-long black enclave leading east from the Mississippi, fabled as a home of the blues and cradle of rock 'n' roll -- is the vibrant setting as "Memphis explores America's…


Review: 'Educating Rita'


Willy Russell's venerable intellectual comedy "Educating Rita," featuring an alcoholic poet manque and a sassy hairdresser hungry for learning, ought to be a duet for cello and flute. The Colony…

Review: 'Bury the Dead'


Irwin Shaw's ferocious 1936 antiwar allegory "Bury the Dead" is always relevant, alas. The spectacle of six casualties' refusal to go gently into a deep, anonymous trench never stops offering society…

Peter Tolan

Review: 'Sight Unseen'


Though Donald Margulies' 1991-92 "Sight Unseen" isn't a courtroom drama per se, it indicts, tries and convicts its celebrity protagonist in a real star chamber. The proceedings -- often incisive…

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