For every “now more than ever” play, every revival that we resurrect to draw a parallel between systems of oppression, every narrative that shows women, the LGBT+ community, and people of color victimized and stripped of their agency, we need a YASMINA’S NECKLACE.
My cheeks still feel the crispness of the cold night air as I stare at the words graffitied onto the set of Promethean’s MARISOL. I read the short, haphazard words that invoke big ideas of war and racism and injustice. Despite knowing that the worlds of Jose Rivera’s plays are usually more magic than reality, the relevance of these words makes their weight linger with the night’s coldness.
Video: Mr. Daldry (Joel Ewing), fearing his wife (Melissa Canciller) is not well due to her change in mood and ambition, brings her to Dr. Givings (Anish Jethmalani*) for diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Givings seems to know just what his wife is suffering from and may have just the treatment...
“It seems like there’s just no way the majority of the sketches in “Dream Freaks” could be remotely funny. But they are funny, immensely so.”
The intimate look into the lives of campaign volunteers shows us more than just the struggle of fighting for the underdog, but also that times may not have changed as much as we think.
LYSISTRATA JONES is like rewatching a 90s sitcom in 2017 and cringing at all the racism and sexist undertones you didn’t remember were there.