From Connecticut to Colorado, from Restoration Comedy to kitchen-sink naturalism, it’s a wide-ranging week in U.S. theatres.
Couples and coupling are a recurring theme this week, but then so are the social forces that can tear them asunder.
Art and religion, music and murder, conspiracies and magic are among the subjects and themes strutting and fretting their hours on U.S. stages.
Playwright Amy Herzog is heavily represented this week, along with a wide range of iconic classics, fresh adaptations and spiky new plays.
Highs and lows, from the depths of human depravity to the heights of ecstatic expression, and all points in between, characterize the theatrical week.
It’s a week of extremes, full of bloody conflicts and hard lessons, though some are leavened by laughter.
This week’s glance at theatre across the country includes a touch of the spiritual, with God, the apocalypse and angels (in America), plus “Women Playing Hamlet.”
Color, perception, semantics and meaning are among the animating themes of this week’s stage offerings.
Tales of transformation and transfiguration, from ancient Greece to an apocalyptic future, populate the nation’s stages.
Families both fictive and real, and our alternately shared and shirked responsibility to our fellow humans, related or not, are among the themes highlighted this week onstage.