Straight White Men – may be a dying breed

Straight White Men opens in a suburban living room where a father and his three sons come together for the Christmas holiday. This is a family of privilege – one who knows they are fortunate and were raised not to be macho. These men are self-aware, politically correct and politically involved, and sensitive. But what happens when…

All In at All’Onda

Seeing a Broadway or off-Broadway show always presents a dilemma to me – where to go for a light dinner beforehand. If the show has a fairly short running time I can dine after the performance, but sometimes I’m heading back to the wilds of suburbia and that’s not an option. The Partner-in-Crime (P-I-C) and…

The Heir Apparent – French Farce American-Style

Take a servant who is impersonating a miserly rich uncle. Add three characters dressed up as a pig-faced woman. Then throw in an EXTREMELY short lawyer and you have some of the plot of “The Heir Apparent” which recently opened at Classic Stage Company. The show, which takes place on a French estate 1708, is…

Looking up the answers in “The Library”

The Library at The Public Theater is a story about truth, perception and faith. A teenage girl survives a shooting at her high school. Unfortunately a number of other students, a teacher and the gunmen die. The girl relates her account of what happened to her parents and the police. Another eyewitness tells his story. The…