The Sound and the Fury

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Posts, Theater

The Elevator Response Service’s theatrical interpretation of William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury(April Seventh, 1928)is less about witnessing a piece of entertainment and more about transcending a typical theater experience for something that feels closer to a work of Art. The company, under the direction of John Collins, adapts the first chapter of the [&hellip
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Theater Listings

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Boeing-Boeing Broadway has traditionally been unfriendly to farce, but with director Matthew Warchus’ new, pure-genius revival of this West End, a sea change in attitude is in order. The subtitle—“a nonstop comedy”—may be a bit misleading, but the play is a caterwauling scream of insanity. I wish it a first-class, smooth flight. (Leonard Jacobs) Open [&hellip
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Music Video of ‘In the Heights’ Song ‘96,000’ (ButPlease: No More ‘Rent’ Comparisons)

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Posts, Theater

In the Heights was nominated for quite a few Tonys last week, so be prepared for the backlash. Despite the musical’s plot deficiencies—which have been repeatedly examined in most reviews—it’s one of those productions you can recommend to most everyone as a feel-good entertainment experience, and they won’t want to pull out your leg hairs [&hellip
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Theater Listings

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle The Hipgnosis Theatre Company revives Bertolt Brecht’s parable about a young servant girl who raises a noblewoman’s son, only to have him snatched from her. The multi-ethnic cast of talented male and female actors cleverly highlight issues of wealth, class and property, but it’s John Kevin Jones as the wily Azdak [&hellip
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An Asian American Play About Asian American Writing

Written by Victoria Moy on . Posted in Posts, Theater

It comforted me to see a play where all the Asian American characters spoke perfect English and behaved without any trace of immigrant scars.  The topic of the play was writing.  And though such a topic under a less-skilled playwright might have come off as self-indulgent, Carla Ching’s new full-length play TBA handles it exceptionally.  [&hellip
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