“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

“The How and the Why” at Little Fish Theatre

The secrets in Sarah Treem’s intriguing intellectual drama, The How and the Why, reveal themselves with tantalizing slowness. Into the office of an academic busy at her work, a young woman enters softly, tentatively. We eventually learn that her name is Rachel (Natalie Beisner), and the academic is Zelda (Mary Wickliffe), an evolutionary biologist. It … Continue reading “The How and the Why” at Little Fish Theatre

“Rapture, Blister, Burn” at Little Fish Theatre

Playwright Gina Gionfriddo makes feminist theory dramatic in her cunningly titled play, Rapture, Blister, Burn, now running at Little Fish Theatre. Smart people with the not-terribly-unusual angst of modern-day, everyday life, deal with regret, ennui, alcoholism and desire couched in terms of the ancient conundrum of gender, its dynamics, expectations and reality. Three college chums … Continue reading “Rapture, Blister, Burn” at Little Fish 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