Hangmen – Gallows Humor

Luckily for us the Atlantic Theater extended the run of Hangmen so we had the opportunity to see Martin McDonagh’s comedic tragedy. While this play may not appeal to everyone (just as McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri had its share of fans and detractors) Hangmen is fun once you get into the rhythm of…

Looking Ahead

While the calendar says February, our inboxes are filled with offers for the coming Spring season. Burning questions are on our minds: “Will we have the stamina to sit through 7+ hours of the hotly anticipated Angels in America?” Will we be thawed out enough after the winter to see Frozen and The Iceman Cometh?”…

Mary Jane – The Tracks of My Tears

Carrie Coon’s face is a marvel to behold on stage. Her emotions as the mother of an (unseen) severely handicapped son in Mary Jane run the gamut from matter-of-fact acceptance to heartbreak –  and if she can’t turn away from the tasks at hand we can’t turn away either. Mary Jane is a five-person, all…

Napoli, Brooklyn — A Place You’ll Want to Visit

Forbidden love, an abusive father, and planes falling out of the sky. These are just a few issues that plague the characters in Meghan Kennedy’s Napoli, Brooklyn. Despite all of this, the main character’s favorite phrase is “no worries”. This sense of denial might be the core of the many, and slightly muddied, themes throughout…