“Laundry and Bourbon” & “Lone Star” at The Group Rep

The Group Rep kicks off its forty-fifth season with a pair of comedy one-acts by James McLure that are cemented in a particular time and place—the early 1970s in the small dusty town of Maynard, Texas. In Laundry and Bourbon, the Viet Nam War is grinding down, women are wives decades away from the Twenty-first … Continue reading “Laundry and Bourbon” & “Lone Star” at The Group Rep

“The Cripple of Inishmaan” at Antaeus Theatre Company

Once again, the incomparable Antaeus Theatre Company has given theatregoers a brilliant revival of an exquisite play, this time with Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, which opened in London in1996, and was subsequently produced in New York and Los Angeles in 1998. Set in the small Aran Island community of Inishmaan (Inis Meáin) in … Continue reading “The Cripple of Inishmaan” at Antaeus Theatre Company

“Hir” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

The term “kitchen sink drama,” meaning the gritty, British, working class plays of the late 1950s and early 1960s, could easily be applied to Taylor Mac’s extraordinary black comedy free-for-all, Hir. The term hir “is a gender-neutral, third-person singular object pronoun that replaces the use of him or her,” which points to the gender-bending confusion … Continue reading “Hir” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble