A few farces aside, current plays in the Old Smoke offer no escape from a disturbing world.
The master director from St. Petersburg takes some liberties with the playwright’s final work, but the result is somehow all the more Chekhovian.
New stagings of ‘All My Sons,’ ‘A View From the Bridge,’ and ‘Incident at Vichy’ don’t just remind us of the playwright’s grand ambitions; they realize them.
A two-week festival showed this unique theatre-in-exile at its best, with stunning tableaux, riveting storytelling, and a push for change in and beyond their repressed homeland.
Hounded from their home country but staying together via Skype, Minsk’s toughest troupe is back in New York with another harrowing but mesmerizing piece.
A new history play set in the future holds its own alongside classics, as well as new works by Stoppard and Hare and a pair of ace musical revivals.
Playwrights superimpose ancient myths over contemporary concerns, in a theatrical alchemy that makes the old seem new again—and the new seem timeless.
Older, wiser and as prolific as ever, the much-honored playwright still chooses his words with immaculate care.