Monthly Archives: August 2014

“Poor Behavior” makes for absorbing theatre

I feel about Theresa Rebeck’s plays the same as I do about Woody Allen’s movies: the good ones are really good and even the minor ones are very much worth seeing. Rebeck’s distinctive “Mauritius,” on Broadway in 2007, is on … Continue reading

Blog, NY Theater, Off Broadway

Clear “Lear” in Central Park

My Shakespeare-scholar friend dislikes the term “accessible” to describe productions that de-mystify some of the more complex texts. That judgment, he believes, is condescending or at least should be unnecessary. His point is well taken; the plays, after all, are … Continue reading

Blog, NY Theater, Off Broadway

Seeing “Lucky Me” in Long Branch? Lucky you.

In Theatre of the Absurd (capital A), accepted stage conventions are largely abandoned in order to present a view of the world as meaningless and incomprehensible. Robert Caisley’s “Lucky Me,” premiering at New Jersey Repertory Company, doesn’t exactly fit that … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional