“The Serpent” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Odyssey Theatre’s revival of Jean-Claude van Itallie’s ensemble play, The Serpent, brings back vivid memories of my college days in the Sixties, the decade when everything changed for the worst. The bright, shining hope that John Fitzgerald Kennedy gave this teenager was shattered with his assassination. I was in my high school drama class with … Continue reading “The Serpent” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

“Rorschach Fest—Inkblot A: Ghosts” at Open Fist Theatre

John O’Keefe’s short play, Ghosts, shares a title with the searing domestic drama that caused an uproar in certain circles back in the late 19th Century. Ibsen’s play had the unsavory elements of incest, venereal disease, philandering, and more. O’Keefe’s play concerns the dead. And a lively bunch of dead they are. They are confused … Continue reading “Rorschach Fest—Inkblot A: Ghosts” at Open Fist Theatre

“Rorschach Fest—Inkblot B” at Open Fist Theatre

The valuable and venerable Open Fist Theatre Company opens its 30th Anniversary season with Rorschach Fest, a series of unique plays by playwrights known and little known. The performances are cataloged as Inkblot A, Inkblot B, and Inkblot C, and require the committed theatre-goer to return to the Atwater Village Theatre three times to experience … Continue reading “Rorschach Fest—Inkblot B” at Open Fist Theatre