A worthy but faintly dull civics/history lesson directed by Stephen Frears at his most televisual.
"The Twenty-Seventh Man," Nathan Englander's dark and disturbing political drama about Stalin's sweeping purge of Russia's Jewish literary giants, seems to belong on the page rather than the stage.
A new production of "Timon of Athens" will kick off a new, Shakespeare-oriented offshoot of the Public Theater's new-work series, the Public Lab.
A forceful morality drama with a poetic theatricality and an accusatory bite, Joshua Sobol's "iWitness" is based on the true story of Franz Jagerstatter, an Austrian peasant who was beheaded for…
Comedy, maybe even more than beauty, is in the eye, or the ear, of the beholder. By the end of the Classic Stage Co.'s production of Carl Sternheim's 1910 play "The Underpants" -- in a new version by…
"It requires all my fortitude to recall the memory of the frightful events which I am about to relate, in proper detail, to my recollection." Thus runs a typical sentence from Mary Shelley's…
As a piece of scholarship and a feat of theatrical archaeology, Barry Edelstein's adaptation of Ferdinand Bruckner's "Race" for the Classic Stage Co. is an admirable achievement. Bruckner's drama was…
The spring rush of musicals notwithstanding, this theater season might more charitably be remembered as one in which creaky plays were given more vigor than anyone might have guessed. "The Little…
The skeletal script amounts to little more than a series of monologues--a group standup routine -- in which Barry's (Marc Smollin) relatives relate their woes in life and why they dislike the rest of…
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