“One Year Later” at Open Fist Theatre Company

Open Fist is excellent in producing a show of what they call pop-ups, that is, really short plays that are serious, comic, and deeply thought provoking. The sketches express the currents of social and political reality. Last year, the company produced Welcome to Your Alternative Reality, which dealt with the angst of the incomprehensible advent … Continue reading “One Year Later” at Open Fist Theatre Company

“Walking to Buchenwald” (Die Damen) at Open Fist Theatre Company

Playwright Tom Jacobson’s new play, Walking to Buchenwald, now in production at Open Fist Theatre Company, is thematically complex, weaving together the stories of an elderly couple and their adult child and her long time partner, as they take a trip to Europe. The play is set in the current time after a presidential election … Continue reading “Walking to Buchenwald” (Die Damen) at Open Fist Theatre Company

“Nevertheless, She Persisted” at Echo Theater Company

The Echo Theater Company mounts a unique program, Nevertheless, She Persisted, five world-premiere short plays by female writers that explore the treatment of women in today’s political climate. Commissioned by Echo Theater for the Echo Associate Company, “a group of young actors who, over the past year, volunteered with the Echo: acting in readings or … Continue reading “Nevertheless, She Persisted” at Echo Theater Company

“Welcome to Your Alternative Reality” at Open Fist Theatre Company

Angsty times we live in these days, with Donald Trump in the White House. Some of my more conservative friends still cheer him on. One of my oldest friends thinks that his speech in Poland was magnificent. If it was, he was delivering words some one else wrote. No crime certainly, politicians have speechwriters. But … Continue reading “Welcome to Your Alternative Reality” at Open Fist Theatre Company