The costumes. Throughout, my mind’s eye was fixated on the costuming more than anything else. Since I was already acquainted with the story, this fixation didn’t take away from my experience. In fact, it made things way more engaging.Read More
I have to say I saw my mother in Shelah. My mother never told me she was dying, the same way Shelah never told her family and I think I understand that struggle now. How DO you tell your family you’re going to leave them?Read More
The lead character, Robert, was transgender and the only remaining female part of him was his ovaries, which eventually are the cause of the cancer that is taking his life. That right there is such terribly dark irony, the one remaining part of what you wanted to change about yourself ends up being the thing that kills you. And because of the nature and intensity of the cancer and who he is - doctors did not want to treat him. So, he was forced to face the inevitability of his death.Read More
While they were still cooking the family discussed this year’s presidential election and that’s when things got serious. They talked about how lovely it would be if Hillary were to become president. They wanted to live in a lifetime where they would witness a female president. I thought about it and, yeah, I would love to see that happen too.Read More
There is something incredibly enticing about watching people grow before you.
Seven children are presented to the audience. These children are introduced as wide-eyed and innocent, very naturally they begin to grow but it's told through the motions of everyday life. They start off as interesting children, become rebellious teenagers, mediocre adults, and finally wise elders.Read More
#YouAndIAreBackTogether #funny #interactive #understandable #engaging
That's what my twitter page would be saying after seeing Comedy of Errors. I must say, I was a bit iffy about seeing it. Shakespeare isn't easy to digest. I only decided to go because it was at the Public Theater.Read More
First Daughter Suite is a play that offers a look a look at the struggles of the women behind former U.S. Presidents during their darkest hour in their time of presidency.Read More
Barbecue is an intervention set in a park to help Barbara, who is a drug addict. As her family surrounds her, in their own messed up way, Barbara is forced to make a choice and go to rehab. After coming from rehab we see the life of Barbara in a different light, through her memoir. As the play escalates, we are opened to the lies that are within the memoir; and as the family is being pulled into it, everything is not as we see.Read More
The show began with a Caucasian family on the scene. Zippity Boom's brother (James T.) was in a park on the phone with his sister (Lillie Anne) arguing about how much having a barbecue-styled intervention in this park for Zippity was such a bad idea. From that very first scene I was lost. I was looking at the set wondering - why are they having an intervention in a park? Why can’t they do this in therapy or in the privacy of a family members home?Read More
Toast made us embrace an idea which we never thought we could, empathy and compassion for convicts.Read More
Hamilton and the American Revolution boys were "spitting bars" as my fellow city kids would say. I was in shock how they pulled it off. I appreciate good rap and I think Hamilton delivered. Being that good rap and express train rides on my way home have to be tied for first on the list of things that I enjoy while living in the city, this show is definitely a new favorite of mine.Read More
Q: Do you remember how you first heard about this show?
A: I heard about it when it was in London. I heard it was really great. I wasn’t familiar with her work, but heard she did a spectacular job. Randomly, I discovered it was here and I scored a ticket.Read More