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…

The Nether – the virtual world gets creepy

If a tree falls in the woods….you know how that goes. But if you have sex with a child in a virtual world is it still illegal? That’s the essence of Jennifer Haley’s play The Nether. In the future life is bleak and colorless. The internet has become The Nether, a place where people escape to…

The Village Bike is not a bicycle I’d recommend riding

Why does it seem that all too often recently playwrights start with a good idea, but the play ends up falling apart? It happened in Intimacy, a play about what goes on behind closed doors in a suburban community, which became a porn-fest–literally. And it happens in The Village Bike, a play about a woman’s…