“The Joy Wheel” at the Ruskin Group Theatre

With The Joy Wheel, playwright Ian McRae has crafted a terrific, raucous comedy filled with vividly written characters that conjure up memories of the best of Neil Simon, seasoned with whiffs of the head-butting “Honeymooners,” and served up with delicious, outrageous sexual frankness by Jason Alexander’s superb direction. Frank (Dann Florek) and Stella (Gina Hecht) … Continue reading “The Joy Wheel” at the Ruskin Group Theatre

“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