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.
New spins on old chestnuts, from the Greeks to the French golden age, mingle with contemporary tragedies, tete-a-tetes and a few tunes.
Love and luck, death and disease, real estate and unreal states are some of the themes of the week on U.S. stages.
History, both real and reimagined, inspires several offerings this week; many of the rest hone in on intimacy, both authentic and fictive.
Historical figures are one theme this week—there are plays about W.E.B. DuBois, Lewis Carroll and Mae West—as is a pronounced emphasis on revivals, both of classics and of significant plays of more recent vintage.
This week’s characters onstage include kings, princes, heiresses and saints, as well as composers, actors, explorers—and some everyday folks.
From the fanciful to the profound, and all points in between—including the fanciful and profound, i.e., Gertrude Stein—this week onstage boasts as wide a range of authors, genres and theatre sizes as we’ve seen in a long while.