“Scraps” at The Matrix

Bold, timely, hot-blooded, and bewildering, Geraldine Inoa’s new play, Scraps, is all these things and more. What an audience sees upon entering the intimate, semi-circular auditorium of the Matrix Theatre is John Iacovelli’s terrific rendering of a section of street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn with a three–step-up apartment house adjacent to a store … Continue reading “Scraps” at The Matrix

“Around the World in 80 Days” at The Matrix

Inevitably, the very title of Around the World in 80 Days summons up memories in people of a certain age of Mike Todd’s spectacular, multiple Academy Award winning 1956 opus, which starred David Niven as the wealthy, buttoned-up eccentric Phileas Fogg, Esq., who makes a wager with his dissolute, men’s-club whist partners that he, taking … Continue reading “Around the World in 80 Days” at The Matrix

“Ruben Guthrie” at The Matrix Theatre

It’s all about the booze, the beer, the ‘caine, and the pills, with the accompanying sickness of hangover, not to mention stupid, risky behavior and, ultimately, self-destruction. The title character in the Australian Theatre Company’s Ruben Guthrie (magnetic Nathan Sapsford), an ad man with a quirky imagination, shows up on stage battered and bruised with … Continue reading “Ruben Guthrie” at The Matrix Theatre