In a Word: Slow Down, Settle Down Son By Ross When a child goes missing, there are no words that can describe the pain and the guilt that ricochets through a family. The words that are said, never can match up to the reality of the shame and complexities. What a person can say is … More In A Word: Slow Down, Settle Down Son
Marvin’s Room: Across the Great (but too vast) Divide By Ross Marvin’s Room starts off with a nervous Bessie, played by the well-known actress, Lily Taylor fidgeting in a small doctor’s office confined in a rectangle space up close to the edge of the stage. She seems confined and uncomfortable, not so much because of the … More Marvin’s Room: Across the Great (but too vast) Divide
Death Comes for the War Poets: And Glad to See Her. By Ross Who knew that a play with such a solemn title, Death Comes for the War Poets would reverberate on such varying planes of emotionality and thought? Quite the heady script written by Joseph Pearce, centering around the poetry of Siegfried Sassoon … More Death Comes for the War Poets: And Glad to See Her.
Measure for Measure: No Harsh Judgements for the Funny Fallible Human By Ross I feel blessed sometimes, when the summer in New York supplies us with so much great Shakespeare, and especially this particular summer. I am getting the opportunity to see two of his plays that I have never seen nor read before, and … More Measure for Measure: No Harsh Judgements for the Funny Fallible Human
Afterglow: You Can’t Always Get What (the Heart) Wants. by Ross This show starts out highly charged and extremely sexual. They certainly know how to grab our attention, and if you are bothered by male nudity, best stay away from Midnight Theatricals’ Afterglow, currently playing at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre. After the climatic … More Afterglow: You Can’t Always Get What (the Heart) Wants.
My Eyes Went Dark: From Grief and Unleashed Revenge By Ross It’s a stark black set, a runway of sorts, with audience members on both sides of the slim acting space. Two chairs, and a number of lights are all that graces the stage. This beautifully told tale of utter grief and sadness is slowly … More My Eyes Went Dark: From Grief and Unleashed Revenge
Julius Caesar: Foolish Protesters Need To Read The Play By Ross There has been a great deal of ranting and raving, screaming and shouting going on by the Right about the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar since opening night. They have started to gather outside during performances, chanting and yelling … More Julius Caesar: Foolish Protesters Need To Read The Play
Emily Bowker, Alastair Whatley. Photo by Manuel Harlan. Invincible: The Exciting Secrets of the Neighbors. by Ross Truth be told, I’m not sure I’d want to invite any of these characters into my home for an evening of olives, nuts, and tea. But to be a fly on the wall inside of Emily and Oliver’s … More Invincible: The Exciting Secrets of the Neighbors.
Bella: An American Tall Tale – One Long Ride Along Three Different Routes By Ross There is a big old fashioned style musical being presented over at Playwrights Horizons this early spring called Bella: An American Tall Tale. And it’s quite the story to behold. The lead, an electric Ashley D. Kelley (OSF’s The Wiz) … More Bella: An American Tall Tale – One Long Ride Along Three Different Routes
Animal: Really, You Want to Talk About The Hat?? By Ross Rebecca Hall is one of those actors that fascinates. Her work is surprising in its depth and intricacy, while igniting an unfathomable intimacy with her audience. Sometimes, she mystifies and keeps us at arms length, as she did in HBO/BBC’s “Parade’s End“, but when … More Animal: Really, You Want to Talk About The Hat??