Theater Post-Election

The best theater is thought-provoking. Sure, there are escapist musicals which we all need (now more than ever). But walking out of a theater, whether you’ve been laughing or crying, humming tunes or remembering a particular phrase, the show and performances stick with you, challenge you and leave a lasting impression — that is more…

Disgraced – Strangers in the Night

Take a loving, happily married couple. Add a nephew who unwittingly stirs the pot. Throw in a well-intentioned art gallery owner and his wife and stand back and watch the fireworks. Disgraced, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, continues to be a timely play about issues that have been confounding people for centuries.…

A Walk in the Woods – not a place of peace

In A Walk in the Woods, two arms negotiators meet to hash out an arms treaty. One is a seasoned Russian, the other a junior-ranked American diplomat. The play was modeled after an actual event in 1982 when two negotiators actually took a walk in the woods and achieved an agreement that was ultimately rejected…

Almost Home – almost there, but not quite

Almost Home is Walter Anderson’s first play after having been editor, Chairman and CEO of Parade magazine for over 30 years. He is also a former Marine sergeant and Vietnam veteran. The man knows how to write and knows, in the case of this play, about what he writes. It’s 1965 and Johnny returns home…

The Wayside Motor Inn – One Hotel, Many Tales

Five stories, ten characters and one hotel room – that is The Wayside Motor Inn in a nutshell. The play, written by noted playwright A.R. Gurney, is set in the late 1970s outside Boston. But all the action in this play takes place in the one room – a motel with chenille bedcovers, no bellhops…