Metro Weekly

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  • Regal Stature

    One of the most significant moments in the Shakespearean canon comes at the end of King Henry IV, Part 2 when the newly-crowned Henry V...

  • True Colors

    Few words in the English language possess the inherent, unwieldy power to incite black Americans with such intense divisiveness and fervor as two simple, unassuming...

  • Humor Us

    Gay is funny. And he'd better be, seeing that he's the host of 14th Street's big gay comedy night. D.B. Gay is among a burgeoning...

  • Hide and Seek

    Before August 1998, before President Clinton ordered the United States to retaliate against a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan by bombing the city of Kabul, and before the...

  • Language Barrier

    The second act of Melissa James Gibson's opens with Babette (Susan Lynskey) discussing her novel with her agent. ''It's about 20th century screams, ''...

  • Heartbreak Hotel

    It's 1911. Seth and Bertha Holly (Randall Shepperd and Lynn Chavis) run a modest boarding house in Pittsburgh where guests stay as long as they...

  • Blemished Brecht

         Galy Gay is having an identity crisis. Once a sweet, docile family man and dutiful dock worker, he suddenly finds himself among an unlikely...

  • History's Witness

    Looking Over the President's Shoulder, a one-man show about the first African-American chief butler at the White House, brims with ironies. From 1931 to 1953,...

  • Winter's Wonders

    Baby, it's cold outside. And inside. Especially in Pine City, Minnesota, the fictional town where playwright Craig Wright loves to frame his eccentric, involved stories...

  • Outing the Ex

    ''It would be really easy for me to blast the ex-gay ministry hard, '' says Peterson Toscano of his one-man show Doin' Time in the...

  • Golden Age

    Why did Shakespeare name his play Henry IV, Part 1 after the King when the entire play revolves around the actions, deeds, and ultimately the...

  • Little Boy Lost

    Poor Malcolm. When we first meet the sweet, fresh-faced fifteen-year-old, he is quietly waiting for his father to return. From where, no one knows. All...

  • Canon Fodder

    The Broadway musical has sometimes been called the only uniquely American contribution to world theatre. Much of the credit for this development belongs to the...

  • Four Play

    Christopher Shinn knows how to paint a story. While some playwrights love to wax poetic and lose their characters in long-winded speeches drenched in flowery...

  • Real World

    The less said by the characters in The York Realist, a sixties-set drama about an ultimately unrequited love between two young men, the better for...