Theater Post-Election

The best theater is thought-provoking. Sure, there are escapist musicals which we all need (now more than ever). But walking out of a theater, whether you’ve been laughing or crying, humming tunes or remembering a particular phrase, the show and performances stick with you, challenge you and leave a lasting impression — that is more…

Where We’ve Been…

We should’ve hung up a “Gone Fishing” sign since that’s some of what one of us has been doing in our absence. And as Forrest Gump said, “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Lara wanted to go back to work so she took a part-time…

Smokefall —  Really?

I’ll begin this review with two digressions. I recently saw Zachary Quinto on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and totally enjoyed the interview. I’ve admired Quinto as an actor — loved him in “The Glass Menagerie” and his film and TV roles and he was a witty and self-effacing guest. Then the topic of…

Smart People – Sound & Fury Signifying Nothing

The four characters who make up the cast of Smart People like to pontificate. They definitely are book smart, but not necessarily smart in dealing with friends and lovers. Two of them are professors at Harvard, one is an intern at Harvard Medical School who also finds time to operate a clinic, and there is…