6 days ago | Stage
Emily and Amir, the couple at the center of Ayad Akhtar's combustible tragicomedy Disgraced, live well. They reside in an enviable apartment on New York's Upper East Side, with, per the script, "high ceilings, parquet floors, crown molding — the w...
13 days ago | Stage
"You may not believe it, but there are people who go through life with very little friction or distress." This is how Charles Bukowski opens "The Aliens," a poem that succinctly captures the mindset of the world's tortured, anxious, depressed thro...
26 days ago | Stage
When the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan in March 2011, plenty of people filmed it and posted the footage. It takes a strong constitution to finish watching even one of those YouTube videos, which conjure a surreal apocalypse more h...
1 month ago | Stage
What is money, really? You may think you know the answer, and you could probably produce a few bills as proof. But physical currency is on its way out, like the printing presses that produce it. Money today is an ephemeral thing, as invisible as r...
2 months ago | Stage
In the minds, pens, and computers of so many playwrights, the small, squalid room holds a special allure. With the notable exception of No Exit, most of these rooms have doors that are really liberating portals to a better world. There's a problem...
2 months ago