Every other week, the editors of American Theatre curate a free-ranging discussion about the lively arts.
This week, it’s Suzy’s turn to travel! AT managing editor Suzy Evans takes a weekend trip to Chicago, where she talks to Michael Patrick Thornton about his one-man performance in Will Eno’s Title and Deed at Lookingglass Theatre Company. They also discuss working as a disabled actor, and Michael pays a small tribute at the end to the late Sheldon Patinkin.
Then, Suzy, senior editor Rob Weinert-Kendt and associate editor Diep Tran discuss the Tony nominations; Rob explains why he hates awards shows, and the editors wonder if the Bechdel Test applies to lesbian relationships.
This week’s recommendations:
- The Herd by Rory Kinnear at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
- Some shows Diep saw at the Pacific Playwrights Festival in Southern California: Vietgone by Qui Nguyen (coming up next at South Coast Repertory and Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and Of Good Stock by Melissa Ross (which is coming up at Manhattan Theatre Club and which totally passes the Bechdel Test).
- Manhattan Theatre Club.