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…

Apologia – Attempts to Justify Poor Parenting

Apologia, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s 2009 play, first produced in London starring Stockard Channing is now stateside at the Roundabout Theater. ‘Apologia’ does not mean apology. It means “a formal, written defense of one’s opinions or conduct”. Everyone in this dysfunctional family dramedy is on the defense as Ms. Channing’s character, Kristen Miller, attacks. Kristin Miller,…