All posts tagged "arena stage"

  • Walking Wounded

    You can't be blamed for balking at the idea of seeing Ruined, a play that confronts head-on the mass-rape of civilian women by combatants during...

  • Jewish Conflict

    You don’t go to the theater for silence. It’s not a place for meditation or prayer, after all -- at least not if it’s a...

  • Theatre J’s The Chosen

    Aaron Posner directs his adaptation of this beloved play based on the novel by Chaim Potok about two boys, two fathers and two very different...

  • Outtake: Edward Albee on why critics should read plays

    In creating a final cut of this week’s Edward Albee cover story, we had to lose a few passages for space. One of those was...

  • Who's Afraid of Edward Albee?

    Molly Smith remembers well her first encounter with the work of Edward Albee. ''The Zoo Story is one of the first plays I ever read,''...

  • Party Games

    There are, at times, movie adaptations of a play so potent, they threaten every live performance that follows. Take, for example, Richard Brooks's Cat on...

  • Let Me Down Easy — Final Weekend!

    Well known to some from NBC’s The West Wing, Anna Deavere Smith is a triple threat actress/playwright/author. But she’s also a storyteller and historian, capturing...

  • Magic Carpet Ride

    Aladdin doesn't appear in Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights. Neither does Sinbad the Sailor. Both fairy tales weren't originally part of the stories of Scheherazade,...

  • Voice of America

    Although known by many Americans for her portrayal as Dr. Nancy McNally, the national security advisor on NBC's The West Wing, or as Gloria Akalitus,...

  • Legacy of 'The Laramie Project' [video]

    Few plays have taken root in the public consciousness — and served as the public conscience — as has ''The Laramie Project,'' Moises Kaufman and...

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