“Doubt, A Parable” at International City Theatre

According to Merriam –Webster, a “parable is a short story that teaches a moral or spiritual lesson.” What John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winning, Tony award winning play, Doubt, has to teach, leaves an audience pondering long after the curtain call. Set in a Catholic school and the adjoining church in The Bronx, New York … Continue reading “Doubt, A Parable” at International City Theatre

“A Walk in the Woods” at International City Theatre

By 1985, the United States and Russia had stockpiled of over 60,000 nuclear weapons. The United Kingdom, France, China, Israel, India and South Africa had nearly a thousand more. Pakistan and North Korea joined the nuclear club soon after. A generation of Americans grew up under the threat of annihilation, taught to cower, to “duck … Continue reading “A Walk in the Woods” at International City Theatre

“Closer Than Ever” at International City Theatre

Closer Than Ever, an award-winning musical revue kicking off the new season at International City Theatre, consists of twenty-four songs in two acts with no book or specific characters. With music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., the show explores the joys and angst of professional-class, apartment-dwelling New Yorkers as they navigate … Continue reading “Closer Than Ever” at International City Theatre

“Sondheim on Sondheim” at International City Theatre

“Sondheim on Sondheim,” a new twist on an old idea, is a fresh approach to a musical revue. Now in production at International City Theatre, this Sondheim review throws the composer/lyricist directly into the action as a giant image on a screen upstage. Footage from multiple sources – old photographs and film clips, television appearances … Continue reading “Sondheim on Sondheim” at International City Theatre