When you enter the Geffen Playhouse for “A Christmas Carol” it feels like you may have entered a victorian funeral home. The lights are dim, there’s a waft of fog blowing on stage and what appears to be a coffin surrounded by black floral arrangements. It’s spooky. It feels like you’re about to hear a ghost story. Which you are.
Midterm Elections and the theatre
Anthony Byrnes speaks with Steve Chiotakis about theatre and the upcoming elections on All Things Considered.
An absence of responsibility
At first Eliza Clark’s play “Quack” feels like a thinly veiled take-down of a Dr. Oz-like TV doctor.
A Lie to make you care
Beyond the 6 Tony Awards and the record setting box office, what’s fascinating about the musical “Dear Evan Hansen” is how it gets an audience to care.
Breaking free from Shakespeare's Ghetto
What if “The Merchant of Venice” were told from Shylock’s daughter’s perspective? That’s the conceit behind Sarah Mantell’s play “Everything that never happened”.