Genuinely interesting characters are endowed with enough intelligence and wit to turn their domestic crisis into crackling drama.
It's Brian Bedford's party, so let's give the old dear the rousing chorus of "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" that he's earned as director and showpiece of "The Importance of Being Earnest."
An ungainly semi-autobiographical first play by novice scribe Tommy Nohilly about a blue-collar family consumed by rage and destined for violence.
"A Small Fire" features a foul-mouthed character more pathetically sad than dramatically moving.
A new play by Edna O'Brien, with juicy roles for thespic luminaries Brenda Blethyn and Niall Buggy.
Written in the mannered Restoration style of the period, the pastiche gets carried away by its own cleverness.
Given the current state of the world, it seems a propitious moment to attend to the master's doom-laden voice once again.
The truth may be out there, but not even Fox Mulder can make a convincing case for it in Neil LaBute's weird play, "The Break of Noon."
"Elling" looks like a hard sell for Broadway.
Both scribe John Guare and helmer George C. Wolfe have undermined the play's grand historical sweep.
Page 73 and the Play Company do right with this well-mounted production of "Edgewise."