Catherine Rampell

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  • 10 years ago

    Paris may be a movable feast, but New York certainly has the most festivals. This year alone, the city will enjoy no fewer than 40 fringier-than-thou theatrical festivals, some joylessly titled "series." The ballsier newbies, just like the New Yor...

  • 11 years ago

    All walks of life, according to Mary Gage, lead to the very same walkers. The Australian playwright interviewed six nursing home residents whose disconnected life stories she interlaces in her first American play. In Evensong, each superannuated c...

  • 11 years ago

    Aeschylus's The Persians is the only surviving Greek tragedy based on a contemporary event—the operative word being tragedy. But in this unfaithfully frolicsome adaptation, the dynamic Waterwell ensemble refuses to be downbeat. Lampooning rat...

  • 11 years ago

    It's good news for this Mint production though bad for Western civilization that Nobel laureate John Galsworthy's The Skin Game, a snapshot of class conflict in rural England in the 1920s, still feels relevant. The play begins with coarse industri...


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