5 days ago | Theater
Once upon a time last week, I believe I was kidnapped, hoisted onto a flying carpet, and magically transported to Annie Baker's new play, The Antipodes, at the Signature Center. There I saw eight people sitting around a conference table. Six of th...
"Oslo" Brings Peace Negotiations to Life While a Hero Battles for Peace at Home in "Present Laughter"12 days ago | Theater
Bartlett Sher's production of J.T. Rogers's powerful and haunting Oslo features a constantly recurring image: a brightly lit open doorway at the back of an otherwise darkened stage. The doorway looks even more reassuringly bright on the spacious V...
19 days ago | Theater
War Paint may not be this year's best musical, but it's a highly entertaining, inventive, and informative show. Tracing the decades-long rivalry between the twin giantesses of commercialized beauty care, Elizabeth Arden (Christine Ebersole) and He...
1 month ago | Theater
The airport at Gander, Newfoundland, used to appear on every international traveler's itinerary: It was the primary spot where transatlantic jets from Europe had to stop to refuel before zooming on to New York or anywhere else in North America. Wh...
Sally Field's "Glass Menagerie" Remains Unbreakable, While the Electric "Light Years" Proves Unfathomable2 months ago | Theater
To most people, the word "poetry" means something not of this world — fanciful, verbally elaborate, too ornate or delicate to thrive in our everyday reality. But an alternative notion of poetry — one that many poets and poetry lovers prefer — hold...
2 months ago | Theater
Good news can come in any size; this week the theater gave me two specimens starkly contrasted in scale. To take the smaller one first: Will Eno's Wakey Wakey, at the Signature, consists mostly of a guy named Guy (Michael Emerson), sitting in a wh...