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,…

Therese Raquin – Why so Serious?  

There are certain plays where I’d like to have been privy to the prologue. What was George doing Saturday before he went to the park on Sunday? Was the fiddler on the balcony before he made his way up to the roof? And was there a funny baby before there was a Funny Girl? But…

The Humans – doesn’t get more real than this

Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away, but we get to celebrate a bit early with The Humans in  Stephen Karam’s play at The Roundabout Theater. Every family has its skeletons, but this play makes you glad that the Blake family’s are not your’s. The Humans is a mystery, but not in the…

Old Times – given a new life

Spoiler alert (not for this play)…­­ you know after you saw “The Sixth sense” and found out Bruce Willis’s character is dead and you go back and watch the movie multiple times to see all the clues you missed? Now that I’ve seen Old Times I want to see it again (and perhaps again) to…