The stage is an icy expanse and the narrative and the lives of its characters are just as flat as this Midwestern freeze.
In a series of challenging roles on the stage, Thomas is carving out a new life for himself.
Who are these characters anyway? Are they meant to be taken at all seriously, even on a metaphorical level?
Ultimately, this Antigone does what it espouses, appealing to our level heads rather than inflaming our passions.
In an age of nuance-less soundbite battles and bitter culture wars, the play is a rare and instructive antidote.
We sat down with Gurney to discuss his latest work, how his plays have been labeled, and the risk that often comes with putting so much of himself, and his family, on the stage.
The aesthetic flows into the acting, by veterans of the Wooster Group and Elevator Repair Service, two companies committed to atypical theater.
Gallagher’s work has never gone stale because the actor keeps things both cool and committed.
For the past five years, director Sam Gold has been a standard bearer for seriously accessible American theater.
The Visit feels like a Grimm fairy tale conspicuously missing a moral.
South Korean-born playwright Young Jean Lee both does and doesn’t traffic in subtlety.
Over the past decade she’s become an expert at staging the work of, arguably, our greatest living dramatist, who’s also known to be exacting about how his plays are handled.
Theater director Ivo van Hove has made a habit of breaching borders.