"King Lear" is the most mythic of Shakespeare's tragedies. With none of the specificity of Elsinore or Glamis, it has the archetypal appeal of a fairytale. So it's a surprise to see a production…
The sheer quantity of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe makes it a fascinating barometer of the times. For almost a month, the dedicated theatergoer can see four or five productions a day -- this…
Perhaps no show could live up to the weight of expectations. The prospect of a National Theater of Scotland collaboration with David Harrower was impossibly tantalizing.
Premiering in the Edinburgh Intl. Festival before a major U.K. tour, "Dorian Gray" is a slick, chic crowd-pleaser -- as skin-deep as the culture it satirizes.
Sometimes a play comes along that changes the landscape. By putting the ordinary soldier's voice on stage, the National Theater of Scotland's 2006 production of Gregory Burke's "Black Watch" shifted…
Once we reach adulthood our concept of teen culture tends to oscillate between "High School Musical" and "Rebel Without a Cause." In most cases, our idea of youth theater is similarly narrow.
Like Paul Grootboom and Presley Chweneyagae, whose "Township Stories" exposed South African poverty, Omphile Molusi in "Itsoseng" depicts a country in which the slow pace of change is crushing the…
Getting the rights to stage Carl Hiaasen's 1997 "Lucky You" wasn't easy. The Florida novelist has turned down proposed adaptations of his works since being disappointed by the 1996 movie made of his…
The July 2005 London bombings may not have had the same physical and emotional impact as 9/11, but it was a moment when the British capital took a similar intake of breath.
In previous Edinburgh Fringe successes "Particularly in the Heartland," "A Thousand Natural Shocks" and "Give Up! Start Over!", Gotham's the TEAM has proved itself a brilliant chronicler of the chaos…
Zinnie Harris couldn't have wished for better timing. As Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic faces a pre-trial hearing before the war crimes tribunal in the Hague, where he must answer charges of…