Mother of the Maid – A Mother/Daughter Tale

Mothers and teenage daughters — relationships fraught with eye-rolling, sighing and lots of love. And in depicting Joan of Arc as a teenage girl trying to explain her path to her mother, Mother of the Maid takes a fresh take on the life of the saint and injects some humor into her legend. It doesn’t…

Days of Rage – Manifesto of Middle Class Ennui

Steven Levenson’s Days of Rage is more satire than a play about rage. Flashback to 1969. Nixon was in The White House and a war was raging in Vietnam. Three 20-somethings – two middle-class college dropouts, the third from a working class family – share a seedy house in an upstate New York college town.…

Fireflies – A Firestorm That Transforms

Fireflies is Donja R. Love’s second play of his trilogy dealing with queer love through black history. It is set in the South just after the Birmingham church bombing that killed four little girls and, I warn you, this play is intense. Behind every man is a great woman and in Fireflies that woman is the…

Lifespan of a Fact – To Be or Not to Be Fake News

In Lifespan of a Fact Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Cannavale portray Jim Fingal and John D’Agata, fact checker and writer. The play is based on the true story about their relationship with the truth when Mr. Fingal (Radcliffe) was hired to fact check Mr. D’Agata’s (Cannavale) story about a 2002 teenage suicide at a Las…