Wednesday, August 27, 2014

And I and Silence

Naomi Wallace's new play at Signature, And I and Silence, left me a little cold, which is weird considering how emotionally heated it's trying to be. My review's here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Poor Behavior

Where's the line between being a jerk and being a psycho? This and more in Theresa Rebeck's new play, Poor Behavior. My review's here.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Some TV posts

Who likes TV? I do, I do! So I wrote about it this week. Here are the handy links:

- a roundup of classic romance miniseries

- the Lego trailer for S5 of The Walking Dead

- a quick guide to Prisoners of War, the Israeli series that inspired Homeland (and is so so much better)

Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter

A couple of Icelandic guys are living the dream, putting up their new musical in New York. If only it was good... Click here for my review.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Maids

Yeah Blanchett and Huppert's The Maids is over the top and doesn't work on every level, or not even that many of them. But that berzerk energy! My review of the Lincoln Center Festival production's here.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Sticker shock at The Maids

Theater ticket prices have been ridiculous for a while -- $450 premium for NPH in Hedwig, my friends -- but $375 for a Jean Genet play has an extra layer of bitter irony to it. Click here for my thoughts on the subject.

Phoenix

Is it too much to ask to have Julia Stiles in decent-fitting clothes? Phoenix doesn't even get that right. My review's here.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Opponent

When it comes to theater and sports, there's really only one option and it's boxing. So here we go again with The Opponent, a Chicago import. My review's here.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

King Lear

My third King Lear of the year, but it's not the charm. Click here for my review of this Shakespeare in the Park disappointment.