4 days ago | Theater
Believe the man in the purple pants when he says he cannot tell the truth. He is the title character in The Liar, a 400-year-old comedy by Pierre Corneille remade in 2012 into a rip-snortin’ rhyming farce by Venus in Fur playwright David Ives, wor...
13 days ago | Theater
A sweeping novel like Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility isn't one that travels easily to the stage. Too many picnics, rainstorms, carriage rides and strolls down country lanes in the 19th-century classic. The 1995 film did it right. Director Ang...
18 days ago | Theater
Watching Danny O'Connor's new dark comedy one-act The Down Low, set in a 956-square-foot house on East Mockingbird Lane, is like living inside a Tarantino film for 75 minutes. Bad things happen to people just inches away from where you're sitting....
19 days ago | Theater
When Matthew Posey, the creative genius at the tiny Ochre House theater, decides to get silly with a new play, he gets crazy-silly. That's a good thing right now. We need some lighthearted whimsy to ward off the heavy bad-news blues, and The Egg S...
24 days ago | Theater
Newsies is Annie with boys. And not young boys either, at least not the cast of the touring production currently tapping, back-flipping and flexed-foot kicking across the stage at the Winspear Opera House. These aren't moppets or teenagers. This i...
26 days ago | Theater
You don't have to be in love with the old play-with-music Lady in the Dark to appreciate its artful sophistication. It's an odd one, more psychodrama than full-out musical; there are only 65 minutes of singing spread out over two and a half hours....