“The Dance of Death” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Conor McPherson’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death is a bitter, superbly black comedy, which is said to have inspired such Twentieth Century playwrights as Eugene O’Neill, Jean Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and most notably, Edward Albee, whose now classic play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a direct descendent. Odyssey … Continue reading “The Dance of Death” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

“On the Verge, or The Geography of Yearning” at Little Fish Theatre

Eric Overmyer, best known for his work on such hit premium television series as The Wire, Treme, Boardwalk Empire, Bosch and more, is also an accomplished playwright. His quirky, whimsical play, On the Verge, or The Geography of Yearning, now in production at Little Fish Theatre, features three Victorian women adventurers on a journey into … Continue reading “On the Verge, or The Geography of Yearning” at Little Fish Theatre

“Br’er Cotton” at Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble

Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm’s remarkable play, Br’er Cotton, is as current as this morning. Powerful and passionate, Br’er Cotton reaches into the past as it reflects the miserable, torn, disaffected present. Ruffrino (excellent Omette Anassi) is a Black teenager consumed by the injustice he sees around him and the never-ending tragedy of Black men of all … Continue reading “Br’er Cotton” at Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble